its law department, he had joined the agency in 1980. That marked the high-water mark of the ministry's reputation and came just as an American researcher Chalmers Johnson, was finishing an influential book that would credit the ministry with a central role in engineering Japan's "economic miracle" that began in the 1950s. As a fast-track prospect, Koga had been dispatched to South Africa, sent to work on U.S. trade talks and then to the OECD in Paris before ending up back in Tokyo, where ...
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