The Japan That Shouldn't Say No

When Japanese power broker Ichiro Ozawa published this fluid, accessible polemic in his own country last year, it soared to the top of the best-seller lists. Reportedly, the CIA--eager to discover what Japan's most influential and dynamic politician was telling his citizens--had it privately translated into English. Now the book is available in an official--and deft--translation. Blueprint for a New Japan: The Rethinking of a Nation offers non-Japanese an unusual up-close look at ideas about Japan's future that are rocking the country and might well alter its future policies and

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