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japan is a special asian case compared to the other tiger economies
Compared with South Korea and Taiwan it was pretty much the same regarding the brutal grind of preparatory schools.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 27th, 2014 at 04:31:57 AM EST
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certainly, my point was it was the first asian economy to go taylorist with a vengeance, and as such is a bellwether of sorts.

or canary?

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Jan 27th, 2014 at 05:42:27 AM EST
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