"This book is a pleasure to read. It is a well-argued, lucid account and explanation of Japanese economic success since the Second World War; it is an excellent example of how, historically, to tackle questions of technology and technological innovation and their relation to economic change; and it provides fascinating insight into the debate about the role of national defense in either stimulating or suffocating economic activity."—Business History
"Rich Nation, Strong Army"
"A masterful study of the Japanese arms and aircraft industries, analyzing the interrelationship between military and civilian technology since the mid-nineteenth century."—Foreign Affairs
Title "Rich Nation, Strong Army"
Subtitle National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan