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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24), pp. 145-6. 37 Kitazawa, Zankoku, op. cit. (n. 26), p. 46. 38 Ibid., p. 54, 39 Ibid.
, p. 55; and Uji Yoshio, 'Kokoku gyokai wa "kin no tamago" o mitsukerareru ka'
lCan the advertising industry find the 'golden egg'?l. Purejidento, October 1986, p
44 2,188 robberies were committed in Japan in 1984, 485,000 in the USA,
24,890 ir the UK and 28,000 in West Germany - ibid. 45 Matsumoto, Koban, op.
cit. (n. 34), pp. 28-43. 46 Bayley, Forces, op. cit. (n. 17), p. 152. 47 Tamaki Naoya
21 Ibid., pp. 224-5. 22 Gunju Yushi Shitei Kinyu Kikan Seido. 23 See Okurasho
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