Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Author: David Williams
In this analysis of Japan's policy-making, David Williams places his argument within the debates about
Japanese political economy in the United States and Britain, debates previously polarised between
'market' and 'ministry' views. He presents Japanese-style nationalist development as a serious challenge
to Western values and theory.
`...a lively, provocative, erudite and well-written book. As befits a practising journalist, Williams
demonstrates both an attractive turn of phrase and the nimble use of data and argument.'
`The specialist will... find many thought provoking comments in this book which is clearly based on an in
depth study of Japanses political institutions and attitudes.'