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Summer 1998

To Revive Japan, Banish Bureaucrats from Tokyo

Taichi Sakaiya, author of The Knowledge-Value Revolution (Kodansha, 1992) and more recently, What is Japan? (Kodansha, 1995), is one of Japan's most trenchant social critics. Under the new government he was named director of the Economic Planning Agency. This article was translated by Shun Daichi.

Tokyo - Why can't Japan get itself together, reform and become the economic engine for a depressed East Asia? How is it that a great, strong and powerful nation with vast assets and a resourceful and united people - Japan Inc. - stands paralyzed on the brink of ruin?

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