The House of Nomura; The Rise to Supremacy of the World's Most Powerful Company
London: Bloomsbury, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 343, illus., DJ slightly worn, DJ in plastic sleeve, Japanese language insert over DJ bottom. The author was raised in Madison, Connecticut and graduated from Colgate University. From his home in South Africa, he traveled the world as an investor, author and entrepreneur. His career has included investment management and start-up businesses, ranging from publishing to nutriceuticals to resort development, in Hong Kong, Japan, London, South Africa, Argentina and Thailand. The story behind the rise of an extremely powerful securities company and the influence it carries in the international business world. Nomura Securities, the Japanese brokerage, dwarfs like American houses in profitability. Tracing how a small Osaka money-changing firm became a dominant force in world finance--surviving bank panics, General Douglas MacArthur's dismemberment of corporate Japan, competitors and internal corruption--Alletzhauser, a stockbroker, points up indigenous or peculiar features of Japan's business world. Payment of hush-money to racketeers who knew too much about financial, political or sexual scandals became an institutionalized feature at Nomura, and to gain tactical control over its labor force night and day, thousands of single men are housed in Nomura's cement-block dormitories. In this colorful company history, the author draws the curtain on a low-profile giant. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Banks, Daiwa, Keisuke Egashira, Nomura Securities, Nakasone, Tsunao Okumura, Minoru Segawa, Zaibatsu, Japan