ERIC Number: ED365563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Japanese-U.S. Economic Relations. Japan Digest.
World War II was the last time when overall U.S.-Japan relations, and the economic relationship in particular, were as bad as appears to be the case in the 1990s. The United States and Japan are, respectively, the two largest economies in the world. The Japanese have the second leading market for U.S. products trailing only Canada. Japan buys more U.S. goods than France, Germany, and Italy combined. The United States is the leading foreign investor in Japan. Japan is the second leading foreign investor behind the British in this country. Given the high level of economic interaction between the two nations, it behooves educators to separate the rhetoric about U.S.-Japan economic relations from the reality. This digest examines (1) general perceptions on both sides of the Pacific; (2) mistaken beliefs on the part of U.S. citizens and Japanese about the other's economic activities; and (3) the behaviors in each nation's economy that scholars identify as factors that inhibit successful Japan-U.S. economic relations. A list of 10 references is included. This Japan digest is written by an educator for use by teachers to instruct students about Japan and its economy. The digest is designed to support the upper elementary and secondary school social studies curriculum. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for United States-Japan Studies, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Global Education; Japan
Note: For related digests, see SO 022 516 and SO 022 641.