Japan's Capitalism: Creative Defeat and Beyond
OverviewJapan's economic reconstruction after total defeat in the Second World War has been an extraordinary phenomenon. In Japan's Capitalism, Shigetu Tsuru, one of Japan's most eminent economists gives a comprehensive account of the recovery process, and a unique interpretation of the post-war Japanese economy. He analyses the significance of Japan's money-oriented affluence and the emergence of a distinctive 'corporate capitalism'. His conclusion is that Japan's inspired creative response to defeat has itself led to a new set of intractable problems.