I’m not quite sure how I missed this — let’s blame it on me being out of the country for the month — but Chin Music Press has a new release, in the form of Minoru Morita’s Curing Japan’s America Addiction.
Mr. Morita argues that President Bush and former Prime MInister Junichiro Koizumi have all but destroyed Japan’s once-burgeoning middle class. He says Japan needs to step back from the US and reevaluate this relationship, which has become more like an addiction than a friendship. Mr. Moritaâ€”a rare political analyst who spends more time in the provinces than the capitalâ€”tells us what the Japanese people really think about the last eight years of military buildup and market fundamentalism. In a nutshell, they are as fed up with the course of things as we are. Read this book to find out how to put the US-Japan relationship on more stable ground.
This is the first book from CMP to be released as a paperback, and is available now from its website for $15.