Asia in Japan's Embrace: Building a Regional Production Alliance (Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies)
Walter Hatch, Kozo YamamuraISBN: 0521565154; 9780521565158;
This book is an incisive analysis of Japan's deepening economic presence in Asia. The authors argue that Japanese business and government elites are working together to build an expanded--and potentially exclusive--production zone. They show how a complex web of production networks develop and that such strategic control of technology is a unique model of globalization. Asia in Japan's Embrace is highly accessible, up to date, comprehensive and controversial, outlining the policy implications of the Japan-Asia alliance and its impact on global trade.