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Maybe Japan Just Isn't Ready for Change, Herald Tribune, 2002 Oct 28

TOKYO; Alex Kerr wasn't looking to make new friends last year when he published a controversial book on Japan's economic problems. In fact, the lifelong Japanophile feared he might lose a few. Such is the life of a man who wrote perhaps the most important work on Japan in years. "Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan" is a rebuke of the Japan lnc. model Tokyo refuses to discard after 12 years of malaise. In it, Kerr laments Japan's slump and Tokyo's inept response.

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