World: The New Invasion of Greater East Asia

FROM transistor radios to whole steel mills, the Japanese have been able to sell the rest of the world just about everything—except themselves. A "hate-Japan wind," as it is called in Tokyo, has been rising as legions of Japanese tourists and hard-bargaining salesmen swarm into the rest of Asia. "Once it was 'the ugly American' who proved most conspicuous around here," says a Japanese correspondent in Bangkok. "Now it's 'the ugly Japanese.' And wherever he goes, bribery, the kickback routine, dumping practices, golfing and sex crazes go with him."

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