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Ezra Vogel- Quotes from “Japan as number one”

” …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

“If any single factor explains Japanese success, it is the group-directed quest for knowledge” i.e. otaku are the root of Japanese success?? Quote from “Japan as Number One” by Ezra Vogel

“It is not always clear why knowledge is needed, but groups store up available information nonetheless on the chance that some day it might be useful”from “Japan as Number One” by Ezra Vogel. To which I say  “If any single factor explains the mess Japan is in now…”

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