Pacific Rift: Why Americans and Japanese Don't Understand Each Other

In Pacific Rift, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker aims his skewering wit at the so-called cultural clash between Japan and the United States. The result is a very different kind of book on U.S.-Japanese business relations. In search of answers, Michael Lewis hits the road to report on the travails of two businessmen: one a rollicking American insurance agent who works in Tokyo, the other a Harvard-educated Japanese man employed by Mitsui Real Estate in New York City. From the Ginza hostess bars of Tokyo to the “wine-bottle” gangs of Times Square, Lewis dramatizes tragicomic collisions between the two cultures and the basic misconceptions that Americans and Japanese have about each other.

  • Format
  • paperback
  • Pages
  • 128
  • Publisher
  • W. W. Norton Company
  • Language
  • english
  • ISBN
  • 9780393309867
  • Genres
  • business, economics, japan
  • Release date
  • 1993