Is the Japanese economy really unique? This set collects the major English language contributions to the theories of the structure and performance of the Japanese economy in the twentieth century. It covers a wide range of topics including:
* Japan before the Pacific War
* post-war growth
* trading with Japan
* the nature of the Japanese firm
The set gives the reader access to the most important debates about the contours of the modern Japanese economy and their evolution. Many of the articles in the set will also be accessible to non-economists, especially to political scientists. The set constitutes the largest and most comprehensive collection available on the economics of Japan, and will prove an invaluable reference base.