Japan Without Blinders
IN THIS SUMMARY
A refutation of complacent Western assumptions about Japan’s economy and trading practices. This antidote to the panic and propaganda of "Japan-bashers" reveals the truth about Western approaches and provides dispassionate guidelines for the West to use in its competition with Japan. Oppenheim suggests a willingness to examine the real underlying causes for Japan’s achievements as well as a willingness to imitate the more valuable practices. This approach, coupled with making the necessary reforms at both the industrial and governmental levels, will constitute the first real effective steps toward meeting the Japanese challenge.