This is super interesting. Original information I hadn’t heard elsewhere.

I’m not doubting it’s accuracy, but would you be happy to provide a list of sources? It’s good practice for those who want to do further reading.

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Not the author, but consider:

(1) Richard Werner, ‘Princes of the Yen’

(2) Chalmers Johnson, ‘MITI and the Japanese Miracle’

(3) Kent Calder, ‘Strategic Capitalism’

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