BOOKS & MOVIES



Hardcover
Published in 1992
by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Paperback
Published in 1993
by Ballantine Books





Note From Michael
In the early 1990s, I ate lunch almost every day at a Japanese restaurant in Santa Monica called Takanawa. Shortly after Rising Sun was published, the proprietor said to me that people were telling him to have nothing to do with me. They were saying terrible things about me. All this was because of my book, and he asked for a copy to read for himself.

A few days later he said he had finished it. He said that he thought the book was correct, but he said he understood why I was under attack. In fact, that seemed to be the wider view as well. I heard nobody say the book was inaccurate in its depiction of Japanese multinational practices in the late '80s and early '90s. But I heard lots of people say that I shouldn't say things like that.







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