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Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Knoxville, Tenn. : Whittle Direct Books, ©1991.
Series: Larger agenda series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of "Liar's Poker" aims his skewering wit at the so-called cultural clash between Japan and the United States. This is a very different kind of book on U.S.-Japanese business relations. In search of answers, Michael Lewis hits the road to report on the travails of two businessmen: one a rollicking American insurance agent who works in Tokyo, the other a Harvard-educated Japanese man employed by Mitsui Real  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.).
Pacific rift.
Knoxville, Tenn. : Whittle Direct Books, ©1991
(OCoLC)647106624
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lewis
ISBN: 0962474568 9780962474569
OCLC Number: 23044748
Description: 85 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Japanese defense --
A gripping tale of insurance --
Brand-name demons --
Japanese offense --
Why do the Japanese want to leap into our snake pit? --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Larger agenda series.
Responsibility: Michael Lewis.

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The author of "Liar's Poker" aims his skewering wit at the so-called cultural clash between Japan and the United States. This is a very different kind of book on U.S.-Japanese business relations. In search of answers, Michael Lewis hits the road to report on the travails of two businessmen: one a rollicking American insurance agent who works in Tokyo, the other a Harvard-educated Japanese man employed by Mitsui Real Estate in New York City. From the Ginza hostess bars of Tokyo to the "wine-bottle" gangs of Times Square, Lewis dramatizes tragicomic collisions between the two cultures and the basic misconceptions that Americans and Japanese have about each other.

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