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The Japan That Can Say No: Why Japan Will Be First Among Equals By Shintarō Ishihara,

  • Title: The Japan That Can Say No: Why Japan Will Be First Among Equals
  • Author: Shintarō Ishihara
  • ISBN: 9780671726867
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At last, here is the controversial book that has made headlines worldwide explaining Japan s new role as a world power Already a huge bestseller in Japan, it triggered a storm of controversy when the Pentagon circulated a secret translation in Congress Shintaro Ishihara is a long time member of the Japanese Parliament and is the award winning author of several literary nAt last, here is the controversial book that has made headlines worldwide explaining Japan s new role as a world power Already a huge bestseller in Japan, it triggered a storm of controversy when the Pentagon circulated a secret translation in Congress Shintaro Ishihara is a long time member of the Japanese Parliament and is the award winning author of several literary novels.
    The Japan That Can Say No Why Japan Will Be First Among Equals At last here is the controversial book that has made headlines worldwide explaining Japan s new role as a world power Already a huge bestseller in Japan it triggered a storm of controversy when the

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    1. As a cultural touchstone of Japanese attitudes toward America in the late eighties, this has some value but the majority of Ishihara s arguments have been so blunted by Japan s innumerable failures over the last two decades that its hard to take him seriously, even with the benefit of hindsight By mid book, his repeated assertions that the Japanese style of management, etc are better than the American ring so hollow as to be laughable A perfect iteration of the expression pride goeth before a fa [...]

    2. Another extreme nationalistic book from Japan This book sold millions when it was published in Japan Book was translated to Korean and Chinese and sold million It fueled another wave of anti Japanese sentiment in both countries China can say no from China and There is no Japan from Korea comes to mind Of course, they were sold millions, too.I read Korean translated version first, followed by original Japanese text I was told English version omitted some text mainly Morita s essay to not to upse [...]

    3. The reader that can say huh This is a collection of badly translated essays written by two gentlemen of Japan back in the late 80s One was the chairman of Sony Corp Morita Akio, and the other, a rather unsavory right wing politician, Ishihara Shintaro, who later became Governor of Tokyo for 13 years While I think it would be positive if Japan stood up to the US against some of our dubious activities, the Japan That Can Say No takes a narrow, nationalistic tack backed by some doubtful facts as w [...]

    4. Among themselves, however, they could talk of American irrational, pomposity, ignorance, and inferiority, assuming that it would not be noticed Frank discussions disparaging non yellow races, and women who wanted to work or carry on political movements could appear in the Japanese press with little worry about America s different sensibilities 8 If Japan told Washington it would no longer sell computer chips to the United States, the Pentagon would be totally helpless Further, the global militar [...]

    5. This is former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara s controversial book calling for Japanese politicians to grow a pair and become assertive in its foreign policy It contains many anecdotes in which he outsmarts an unnamed American politician to show some flaw in the American character He has some valid insights on domestic problems in Japan, but when juxtaposed next to some sexist or xenophobic comment, it is hard to take anything he says seriously.

    6. It is amazing to think about how the balance of power has shifted, since this book was published twenty five years ago.

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