Pacific Rift: Why Americans and Japanese Don't Understand Each Other

Pacific Rift: Why Americans and Japanese Don't Understand Each Other

ISBN: 039330986X

ISBN 13: 9780393309867

Publication Date: June 17, 1993

Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

Pages: 128

Format: Paperback

Author: Michael Lewis

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In Pacific Rift, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker aims his skewering wit at the so-called cultural clash between Japan and the United States. The result is a very different kind of book on U.S.-Japanese business relations. In search of answers, Michael Lewis hits the road to report on the travails of two businessmen: one a rollicking American insurance agent who works in Tokyo, the other a Harvard-educated Japanese man employed by Mitsui Real Estate in New York City. From the Ginza hostess bars of Tokyo to the “wine-bottle” gangs of Times Square, Lewis dramatizes tragicomic collisions between the two cultures and the basic misconceptions that Americans and Japanese have about each other.

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