The Japanese Author:Edwin O. Reischauer [This edition for sale in Japan only.] — Here is Japan as only Edwin O. Reischauer can illuminate it, a brilliantly rounded portrait of the background, culture, and values of a country that may well play a unique role in solving the problems of the twenty-first century. — After placing Japan and its people in their historical and geographical sett... more »ing, the author weight the paradoxes and particularities in contemporary Japanese society. He explores the contrast between group emphasis and individualism. He offers a penetrating analysis of Japanese personality and how it differs from the Westerners. He provides a revealing description of the Japanese Government. Finally, Reischauer evaluates Japan as a world power.
The Japanese is certain to delight and reward readers everywhere.« less