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By E. Herbert Norman

Initially released in 1940 via the Institute of Pacific family (IPR), this vintage paintings by means of a number one 20th-century Japanologist has a permanent price. Japan's Emergence as a contemporary nation examines the issues and accomplishments of the Meiji interval (1868-1912).This variation comprises forewords via: R. Gordon Robertson, a former member of the Canadian division of exterior Affairs; Len Edwards, the current Canadian ambassador to Japan; and William L. Holland, former secretary-general of the IPR; in addition to a preface and advent by means of Lawrence Woods. additionally incorporated are 10 brief essays via best Canadian, eastern, and American students of jap politics, historical past, and economics,

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Although, as I asserted earlier, the state in postwar Japan was never as "autonomous" as Johnson ( 1 982) , Wade ( 1 990) , and many others have suggested, it was relatively "cohesive . " That is, economic bureaucrats i n rival ministries and agencies aligned themselves wi th rival in­ dustries, but generally shared a conviction that they were working on behalf of the national in­ terest ofJapan as a whole. As Samuels ( 1 994) has demonstrated, state actors imbibed and then promoted an ideology of "techno-nationalism" that was not far from the Meiji era mantra of fukoku kyohei (rich coun try, strong coun try) .

Around noon every Monday, elderly gentlemen arrive in black cars.... » The members consist of the senior executives of eight major steel producers. They sit at a rectangular table around the section chief of the Ministry of International Trade and In­ dustry, who is seated at the head of the table. The computer industry provides another example of the state acting as a mediator for potentially competing interests. In 1 961 , MITI helped set up 40. See Yamamura ( 1 982) . Many economists have argued, by contrast, that MIT!

A study by Wan et al. ( 2008) shows that social bonds contributed to the banking industry's debt crisis in the 1 990s because main banks refused to reduce or end their presumed obligations to related clients after those borrowers had become weak or "zombie " debtors. "Instead of acting as efficient monitors of client firms' operations and performance, re­ lationship banks appear to act as keen supporters of client firms by consis­ tently supporting them" (423 ) , even during a dramatic macroeconomic contraction.

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