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of publicity to meet with the leadership of the People's Republic of China, of extreme rationalization; on the other, there was a decisive shift of economic pressure to contribute to the expense of the children's educa- of housing, and saving for retirement.

in part to signal the end of passive acceptance of the U.S. lead in foreign policy. Tanaka brought into office with him a grandiose plan for rebuilding Japan that was intended to continue Fordist high-speed economic growth by dispersing industry throughout the country. Despite the U.S. economic measures, Japan's growth held up well until 1973, when the quadrupling of the price for crude oil

Tanaka's resignation in December 1974 over the Lockheed scandal marked the beginning of the end for the Fordist compromise, since business and government took up two interrelated strategies with profoundly anti-Fordist implications. On the one hand, there was an immediate return to Taylorist policies of extreme rationalization; on the other, there was a decisive shift toward exports.