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 differences that I point at are differences in the way the Japanese are
governed. I have compared Japanese political experience with that of China and
India, as well as France and the West generally, but this comparison was not
meant to ...
A scholar of comparative political history has pointed out that, whereas in
nineteenth-century Europe an 'intellectual ... freemasons, writers and journalists
participating - could be distinguished from social and political action, in Japan no
such a ...
Four years previously, LDP ideologues had published an important article whose
theory of Japanese political history led to the conclusion that the LDP is destined
to entice the labour unions away from the socialists, and to create a new ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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