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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82 Fukumoto Kunio, Kanryo lBureaucratsl, Kobundo, 1959, pp. 142-3. 83
Mainichi Shimbun Shakaibu, Kanryo lBureaucratsl, Mainichi Shimbun- sha, 1980
, pp. 250-1. 84 'Katadori toben no seifu iin, daijin sasaeru kanryogun', Vomiuri
301, 307-10, 322. 18 Hashikawa, 'Kakushin kanryo', op. cit. (n. 13), pp. 254- 6;
Johnson, MITl, op. cit. (n. 3), pp. 123-5; and Hata, Kanryo no kenkyu, op. cit. (n. 4)
, pp. 112-18. 19 Nakajima Makoto, 'Showashi o irodoru kakushm kanryo no jidai'
43 Watanabe Yasuo, 'Sengoha kanryo ron' lOn post-war bureaucratsl, Chuo
Koran, September 1960, p. 206. 44 Oda Keisuke, 'Doyukai', Jiyu, November 1970
, p. 170. 45 Kimura Takeo, 'Sanken', Chuo Koran, July 1971, p. 188. 46 For an ...
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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