I lived and worked in the Far East for thirteen years. In my view, the Japanese are doing exactly what we’ve
asked them to do—selling us high-quality goods at reasonable prices. The Japanese succeed because they work
hard. They are well educated. They are committed to quality. And their government does not burden the
productive economy with unreasonable regulations and misguided tax policies. I’m sure it is tempting to bash
Japan in an election year, but America is starting to behave like the crybaby of the Western world. Not to be
outdone. Some Japanese politicians decided to retaliate. American workers are lazy and unproductive, they said.
Such comments are totally unrealistic. American workers—at least those I know in the petroleum industry—are
as good as any workers in the world. Remember, it was Americans who put out the hundreds of oil-well fires in
war-torn Kuwait. And we did it more quickly and efficiently than anyone dreamed possible.
【題組】46. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT included in the Japanese traits?
(D) well educated