America and the Four Japans: Friend, Foe, Model, Mirror (Out of Print)

No. Pages: 200
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5"
Format: Paperback
Price: US$10.95
ISBN: 9781880656105 (p)
Release Date: June 1994


Originally published in 1994, this prescient, wide-ranging analysis discusses the ever-changing relationship between Japan and the United States. Drawing on history, cultural commentary, and opinion, the author portrays two nations in conflict yet increasingly connected. Is Japan a friend, a rival, a role model? No question is more important, for our relationship with Japan and its technological and industrial strength in the Pacific Rim will help determine our place in the world of the next century.

"Richly detailed . . . speaks with refreshing bicultural sensitivity and balance."--Wired Magazine


"A book that does something too often missing in the rhetoric about U.S.-Japan relations - it promotes understanding." - George Lucas, filmmaker


Fluent in spoken and written Japanese, Frederik L. Schodt is an author and translator of impressive breadth. He has written extensively on Japanese manga, as well as on pop culture, technology, and history.