List of Forthcoming Books of Interest (complied from Publishers Weekly and other industry sources)


Last Update: 2/23/98

List of Forthcoming Books of Interest scheduled for publication during the next few months (as complied from Publishers Weekly and other industry sources):

  1. THE MINISTRY - How Japan's Most Powerful Institution Endangers World Markets, by Peter Hartcher (Harvard Business School, $24.95, 320 p. This book reveals how the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MoF), through crippling self-interest, maintained a protectionist policy to maintain the ruling Liberal Democrat's political base, while permitting lax regulation over the institutions which became the retirement posts for MoF bureaucrats. A look at Pacific Rim politics/economics. What may not be pointed out in the book is how the MoF (regulating for the benefit of Japan instead of the world) is no more than a workable Japanese version of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Congress and Executive Branch combined (which seems to be regulating for the benefit of many countries other than the United States).

If you are aware of any forthcoming books which should be added to the above list, please let me know via telephone (212-307-4444), fax (212-307-0247) or e-mail:

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