"This survey of Japanese monetary history has been written by a specialist in financial economics who felt that an illustration of his thinking in Asian case studies would be valuable. The study is based on materials supplied to the author in Japan and on English secondary sources. The history gets under way in the Meiji period and takes the story up to 1975. At the conclusion of each historical chapter the author presents a national balance sheet. The analysis throughout is fairly technical which limits the value of the book in the classroom. But for economists interested in the financial background to Japanese economic growth, and to recent developments in Japanese public and private financial markets, this book will be very useful." review by C. Howe published on the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Volume 48, Issue 2, June 1985.
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1983 | Hardcover
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