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Saving the Sun A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from Its Trillion-Dollar Meltdown

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ISBN-10: 006055424X

ISBN-13: 9780060554248

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gillian Tett

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For more than a decade, Japan's dismal economy -- which has bounced from deflationary collapse to fitful recovery and back to collapse -- has been the biggest obstacle to economic growth. Why has the world's second largest economy been unable to save itself? Why has a country, whose financial might in the 1980s was the most feared force on the globe, become the sick man of the world economy? Why has the industrial transformation once called the Japanese Miracle frozen into the Japanese malaise? Saving the Sun answers these questions by telling the story of Long Term Credit Bank, one of the nation's most respected financial institutions, and its attempts to transform itself into a…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/2/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Gillian Tett has a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University. She became a Journalist with a strong interest in finance. She served as the Financial Times newspaper's deputy head of the Lex column (an agenda-setting column on business and financial topics), Tokyo bureau chief, economic correspondent, and foreign correspondent. In 2003, she published a book on Japan's banking crisis, Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan's Financial World and Made Billions. In 2004 she began building a group at the Financial Times to cover capital markets anticipating the need to watch an industry that was growing quickly. By 2007, one year before everyone else, she began…    

Foreword
Prologue
Chronology
Samurai Bankers
Blocked Reform
Money Madness
The Trillion-Yen Man
The Bubble Bursts
Takahashi's Revenge
Onogi's Choice
The Swiss Gamble
Scapegoats and Seeds
An American Dream
"Cowboy"
Negotiations
Yashiro's Dream
Culture Clash
The Sogo Shock
Homma's Death
The Fight with the FSA
Stalemate
Success?
The Bad Loan Surprise
Saving the Sun?
Epilogue
Notes
Notes on Bad Loans
Sources and Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index