The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
In this brilliantly authoritative book, Karel van Wolferen unravels the confusions and misperceptions the West has about Japan and can no longer afford to maintain.
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The leader of the Ministry of Finance group in Manchuria was Hoshino Naoki ,
who was president of the wartime CPB . ... The main architects of wartime
financial controls had originally come from the foreign exchange section ,
established in ...
Finance - as well as by friction between the ministry and the CPB and numerous
personal quarrels2o – a monetary control ... 21 Probably the most fateful of all
wartime financial arrangements , however , was introduced only about a year and
finally , there seemed to be an area where Japan was gradually meshing in with
the international system A degree of liberalisation of financial and capital markets
did indeed take place , but it was of a kind that fitted Japanese purposes , and ...
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review