Reading FocusHow did Japan change during the postwar years?How did the nations of the Pacific Rim change after World War II?How did the Asian Tigers develop?. Main IdeaThe nations of the Asian Pacific Rim underwent remarkable economic growth in the years after World War II, but significant challenges remain..
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The Pacific Rim
The Asian Tigers
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5. Third step, rebuilding Japanese economy
MacArthur made many economic changes
Sought to break up large organizations known as zaibatsu that had dominated Japanese industry
Established land reform program to give farmland to farmers who had previously rented land
15. As in Japan, Asian Tigers focused on growth
Growth came through exports of consumer goods, primarily to United States
Low costs for labor, production, as well as loyal, dedicated workforce allowed manufacture of low-cost products that could sell in U.S.