Pacific Partners

The Japanese Presence in Canadian Business, Society, and Culture

by Carin Holroyd and Ken S. Coates

This book surveys Canada-Japan relations from the nineteenth century to the present, analyzing the Canada-Japan connection from historical, political, economic, social, and cultural perspectives.

Despite the growth and persistence of economic and cultural ties with our Pacific Rim neighbour, Canadians remain remarkably ill informed about the possibilities and limitations of connections with Japan.

Moving beyond popular myths, Pacific Partners considers the Japanese-Canadian relationship from a variety of perspectives. It charts the encounters between the two countries from the 19th century throug World War Two; explores our stereotypes of Japanese culture; and examines Japan's role as our second largest export market and third largest investor.

Pacific Partners is a lively and informative explanation of the many facets of Canada's relationship with one of the world's great economic powers.

About the Authors

Carin Holroyd

CARIN HOLROYD is the Associate Registrar at the University of British Columbia and a specialist in Japanese business. She has worked and taught extensively in Japan.

Ken S. Coates

KEN S. COATES is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. Formerly, he was Dean, Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. He lives in Saskatoon.

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