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Japanophile quote of the day

” …a high official of a leading Japanese research centre… privately acknowledged that the United States with its highly competitive agricultural sector has by now taken the place of Japans prewar colonies, supplying agricultural products and raw materials to a superior modern industrial machine”from “Japan as Number One” by Ezra Vogel, the classic Japanophantic (Japan+ sycophantic, one level above Japanophile) book from 1975.

I don’t know if it is more amazing that he could believe that, that he could openly say it, or that a foreigner could swallow it…

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