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Yankee Samurai – quotes from the book by Dennis Laurie

“the Iron Curtain descended on Eastern Europe; the Cold War had begun. The Japanese, seeing what was coming, were euphoric” 

 As we say in Japan, “Eh?” I can’t imagine there were many euphoric Japanese in 1945, let alone people who could predict the Korean War would come along in 5 years and help reconstruct their economy.
From Yankee Samurai by Dennis Laurie

“The Japanese often settle for mediocrity among their American employees.A lot of the Americans in Japanese firms would have a difficult time working for an American company” Yankee Samurai by Dennis Laurie(1992) pg 96

“A piece of land the size of this page [in Ginza] will cost you roughly 22,000 dollars” Dennis Laurie in Yankee Samurai (1992)  pg 78

“Land represents three fourths of the cost of a new project in Japan, compared to one fourth in the United States” Dennis Laurie in Yankee Samurai (1992)  pg 78

“Of the twenty-six international companies having one billion dollars or more in net cash, nineteen are Japanese” Dennis Laurie in Yankee Samurai (1992)  pg 82 

“It is cheaper for the golf-addicted Japanese to make a three-hour plane flight to Guam for an eighteen-hole round than to play on many courses in Japan” Dennis Laurie in Yankee Samurai (1992)  pg 77

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