Blueprint for a New Japan by Ichiro Ozawa
The Rethinking of a Nation

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A must read for businessmen and Japan watchers, this official version of the political bombshell translated privately by the CIA is the incisive and unprecedented one-man political manifesto of the former secretary-general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic party. "Far reaching".--Henry Kissinger.

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Published January 1, 1994 by Kodansha International (JPN). 208 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Noting that the industrious populace has derived precious little improvement in its standard of living from Dai Nihon's prosperity, Ozawa goes FDR one better in stumping for five freedoms (from teeming urban centers, corporate tyranny, overwork, ageism/sexism, and petty regulation).

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His main concern is to turn Japan into a 'normal nation', by which he means that Japan should develop a political profile commensurate with its economic size.

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