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Japan Unmasked, by Ichiro Kawasaki (Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1st edition 1969)
I found a copy of this 1969 paperback in a small bookstore in Hanapepe, Kauai. The author, a member of the Japanese Foreign Service at the time, provides a startlingly blunt assessment of Japan, its people, and their cultural and trade practices. All of this comes just before Japan was to rev up its InfoMercantilist national business model, providing a rather fascinating inside look at the forces driving IP theft, "bleeding bid" dumping prices and practices, and government / industry cooperation. I felt in many ways as though I were reading about the inside state of Japan just before WWII, only this time the coming conflict would be economic. - mra