Japan after number one

Ezra Vogel, the Harvard sociologist, is legendary in Japan. His 1979 book Japan as No. 1 set sales records in Japan when it was published; no other foreigner’s non-fiction book has ever sold as well in Japan

I interviewed him by telephone; the septuagenarian was in China doing research. Japanese seem to feel their old advocate Vogel is more interested in China than Japan these days, a blow to Japanese pride.

World Voice: Ezra Vogel

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