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Part I. Culture and Society: 1. The family as an ethical system Watsuji Tetsuro 2. The family as an economic unit Thomas C. Smith 3. Hierarchy in Japanese society Nakane Chie 4. Childrearing and personality formation William A. Caudill and Carmi Schooler 5. Children and their mothers 6. Dependency in human relationships Doi Takeo 7. Education in Japanese society Thomas P. Rohlen 8. The Japanese will to work Inagami Takeshi 9. Confucianism as a basis for capitalism Morishima Michio Part II. The Economy: 10. Organization for economic reconstruction Sakakibara Eisuke and Noguchi Yukio 11. The banking-industrial complex M. Therese Flaherty and Itami Hiroyuki 12. Japanese bond and stock markets Edward J. Lincoln 13. The Japan-United States savings-rate gap Nagato Kazuhiko 14. Industrial groups Rodney Clark 15. A statement against free competition Morozumi Yoshihiko 16. The closed nature of Japanese intercorporate relations Okumura Hiroshi 17. Japan's subcontractors: the buck stops here 18. Small business in Japan Robert C. Wood 19. Japan's new bankruptcies Gary R. Saxonhouse 20. Goodwill and the spirit of market capitalism Ronald Dore Part III. The Company Pattern: 21. The company as family: historical background Rodney Clark 22. Economic realities and enterprise strategies Peter E. Drucker 23. Allocation of labor and capital in Japan and the United States Imia Ken'ichi and Itami Hiroyuki 24. Debt and equity financing: implications Daniel I. Okimoto 25. Japanese policies: past and future Murakami Yasusuke 26. People management is what it's all about Thomas J. Nevins 27. The education of a Japanese banker Thomas P. Rohlen 28. Working women in Japan Alice H. Cook and Hayashi Hiroko 29. Permanent employment policies in times of recession Thomas P Rohlen 30. Productivity changes in Japan, 1960-1980 Ohta Hajime 31. The Ma,-da Turnaround Richard Fawale and Thoinas P Rohlen Part IV. Government Institutions and Policy Making: 32. Liberal-democratic party dominance in the diet Daniel I. Okimoto 33. The liberal-democratic party's 'grand coalition' Daniel I. Okimoto 34. The exchange of political goods and services Daniel I. Okimoto 35. Liberal-democratic party factions Daniel I. Okimoto 36. Bureaucrats and politicians: shifting influence Inoguchi Takashi 37. Ex-bureaucrats in the liberal-democratic party Daniel I. Okimoto 38. Dispute resolution in contemporary Japan Kawashima Takeyoshi and Noda Yosiyuki 39. The role of law and lawyers in Japanese society Tanaka Hideo 40. The way of the bureaucrat Suzuta Atsuyuki 41. New support for the liberal-democratic party Murakami Yasusuke 42. Japanese political economy today: the patterned pluralist model Ellis S. Krauss and Muramatsu Michio 43. Japan, the societal state Daniel I. Okimoto 44. Market rationality vs. plan rationality Chalmers Johnson 45. Procartel policy: the advantages Kozo Yamamura 46. Japanese industrial policy: international repercussions Kozo Yamamura 47. The costs of Japanese industrial policy Daniel I. Okimoto Part V. Issues for the Future: 48. The impact of aging Ikeuchi Masato 49. The path to big government Noguchi Yukio 50. Japanese nationality: the rising debate Kenneth Pyle 51. Economic structural change Murakami Yasusuke 52. Education for the fifth generation Edward A. Feigenbaum and Pamela McCorduck 53. Innovations: a United States-Japan perspective Henry E. Riggs 54. The Maekawa Report 55. Japan's ultimate vulnerability James C. Abegglen Afterword Index.