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Making The Sun Rise Again On Japan (Int'l Edition)


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MAKING THE SUN RISE AGAIN ON JAPAN (int'l edition)

In Japanese culture, you must save face. No one admits a problem to a superior, either in government or business. If he did, he would lose face. Or the superior would receive the information but would not admit to anyone else that a mistake was made. I am not saying poor accounting is not to blame, but something more basic is behind it.

Now, Japan must lose face as a country to correct this problem. The Japanese will find this hard to do. Those who believe this archaic phenomenon is no longer important are fooling themselves.

George Brown

Sunrise, Fla.


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