Giants of Japan: The Lives of Japan's Greatest Men and Women

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Giants of Japan contains more than 40 biographies of people who have shaped Japan's industry, history, and culture, individuals who have given their society its unique emphasis on both success and serenity.

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MARK WESTON has worked as a journalist for ABC News and has written for The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Land and People of Pakistan, and a one-man play about George Orwell, The Last Man in Europe. He lives in Armonk, New York.

WALTER MONDALE, who wrote the foreword, is a former vice president of the United States and Ambassador to Japan.

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"Giants of Japan is informative, enjoyable, well-researched and well-written." -- Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

"Weston has written a remarkable series of profiles of the movers and shakers of Japan" -- Library Journal, June, 1999

"an excellent introduction to Japanese history" -- Foreign Affairs July, 1999

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