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 Japanese government and corporations hire the best lawyers and former US
administration officials to defend their position . A large proportion of academic
research by Western scholars who concentrate on Japan is funded by Japanese
The term ' system ' is thus very useful in speaking of political Japan , and I will
give it the capital ' S ' it deserves for denoting something , neither ' state ' nor '
society ' , that nevertheless determines how Japanese life is lived and who obeys
... 320 International League of Human Rights , 195 International Metalworkers '
Federation , Japan Council , 70 International Monetary Fund ( IMF ) , 431
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation , 98 internationalism (
kokusaika ) , 1 ...
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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