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The Japanese Economy in US Eyes: From Model to Lesson

Japan’s meteoric rise from the ashes of World War II has been described by many as an economic miracle. Between 1960 and 1985, real income per person in Japan grew three times as fast as in the U.S. Remarkably, with few natural resources of its own, the Japanese economy became second in size only to the United States without creating serious inequality of income and wealth among its citizens. Indeed, of all industrialized countries, Japan has the most equal distribution of income. Many of u...

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