Asia in Japan's Embrace

Asia in Japan's Embrace

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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.In 1994, for example, Fujitsu announced plans to expand production of 16- megabit dynamic random access memory chips at its plant in Iwate Prefecture, while Toshiba announced a plan for a new factory in ... After shifting its production of window-type air conditioners to Malaysia, Hitachi immediately retooled its Japanese assembly lines to begin manufacturing more sophisticated inverter-type units.

Title:Asia in Japan's Embrace
Author:Walter Hatch, Kozo Yamamura
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1996-06-28


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