Comparing Japan and the United States on individualism/collectivism: A follow-up review

@article{Takano2018ComparingJA,
  title={Comparing Japan and the United States on individualism/collectivism: A follow-up review},
  author={Yohtaro Takano and Eiko Osaka},
  journal={Asian Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2018}
}

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