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Blindside: Why Japan Is Still on Track to Overtake the U.S. By the Year 2000

Fingleton, Eamonn

Published by Houghton Mifflin, US, 1995
ISBN 10: 0395633168 / ISBN 13: 9780395633168
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Title: Blindside: Why Japan Is Still on Track to ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, US

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition


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Synopsis: In the first four years of this decade, Japanese exports rose 32%, the yen rose 27%, and Japanese employers created a net 3.2 million jobs. Though Japan is now the world's largest manufacturing economy, Fingelton argues that Americans are still underestimating the country's economic prowess.

"... a crisp, well- written, well-executed alarum." --New York Times Book Review

About the Author: Eamonn Fingleton is a Tokyo-based author whose books have been commended by, among others, James Fallows, Senator Ernest Hollings, Roger Milliken, President Bill Clinton, Pat Choate, John Kenneth Galbraith, Chalmers Johnson, and Ralph Nader. His latest book, In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity, has been named one of the ten best business books of 1999 by Business and Investing Editor Harry C. Edwards. It has also been named one of the Ten Books that Matter by The Industry Standard. Meanwhile, Blindside: Why Japan Is Still on Track to Overtake the U.S. by the Year 2000, was named one of the Ten Best Business Books of 1995 by Business Week. Blindside, described as a "brilliant book" by the economist and Japanologist Leon Hollerman, was excerpted in both Foreign Affairs and Fortune and has been published in both French and Japanese as well as in several English-language editions.

A former editor for the Financial Times and Forbes, Fingleton has worked successively nine years in London, five in New York and fourteen in Tokyothus at 51 he is one of the few English-language journalists who can claim an in-depth knowledge of all three of the worlds major financial capitals. His commentaries on Japanese economics and business have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Time, GQ, Technology Review and The New Republic. He has been a contributor or interviewee on many broadcast media, including CNBC, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE.

Known for a series of prescient forecasts issued in Euromoney magazine in the late 1980s, he predicted Japans real estate crash, the subsequent Tokyo banking crisis, and the long Tokyo stock market slump. Since 1991, when he predicted a major long-term rise in the yen, that currency has gained more than 35 percent against the dollar. Almost alone among economic commentators, he consistently and correctly maintained that Japan would ride out the strains of both the rising yen and the Tokyo banking crisis without having to abandon its distinctive economic institutions. His writing on accounting matters at Forbes in 1983 won an award from the American accounting profession.

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