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Author Hajdu, J. G

Title Samurai in the surf : the arrival of the Japanese on the Gold Coast in the 1980s / Joe Hajdu
Published Canberra : Pandanus Books, 2005

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Description 236 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Japan and the creatioin of its bubble economy -- 2. 'Australia...so much sunshine...so much space...so cheap' -- 3. Japanese investors: from company executives to pop stars -- 5. The Gold Coast gatekeepers and intermediaries: help given to bond with Japanese buyers -- 6. The Gold Coast of the Japanese: postmodern glitz, packaged landscapes and the Beirut look -- 7. Yen power stirs national angst -- 8. Governments buffeted by cross-currents of public pressure, interests and ideologies -- 9. Postscript: the bubble bursts
Summary Readable, fast-paced and fascinating account of the 1980s property boom on the Gold Coast spurred by a flood of Japanese investment
Analysis Foreign investment in Australia
Japan
Gold Coast
Property development
Entrepreneurs
Race relations
Attitudes
History, 1980-1989
Bibliography Includes bibliographical refeneces
Notes Print version record
Subject Japanese -- Australia -- Queensland.
Tourism -- Australia -- Gold Coast (Qld.)
Investments, Japanese -- Australia -- Gold Coast (Qld.)
Investments, Japanese -- Australia.
Real property -- Australia -- Gold Coast (Qld.) -- Foreign ownership.
Japanese -- Australia.
Tourism -- Australia -- Queensland -- Ghana.
Investments, Japanese -- Australia -- Queensland -- Ghana.
Investments, Japanese -- Australia -- Queensland -- Gold Coast
Tourism -- Australia -- Queensland -- Gold Coast
Japan -- Foreign public opinion, Australian
Australia -- Civilization -- Japanese influences.
Gold Coast (Qld.) -- Economic conditions.
Gold Coast (Qld.)
Author Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
LC no. 2005412403
ISBN 1740761154 :
Other Titles Arrival of the Japanese on the Gold Coast in the 1980s