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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But this has not turned the presidents and chairmen of industrial corporations into
Japan's secret rulers. Admittedly, the business federations, especially Keidanren,
have extraordinary powers. Keidanren is a federation of leading industrial ...
tion'.44 In 1970 Sanken was joined by Keidanren's Uemura Kogoro and a
prominent N ikkeiren figure, after which it exercised direct influence over a variety
of industrial associations, and by controlling the business membership of ...
33 Akimoto Hideo, Keidanren, Sekkasha, 1968, pp. 1 16-17. The Juyo Sangyo
Tosei Dantai Kyogikai (Important Industries Control Association) from 1941 was
dissolved in February 1946, replaced by the Nihon Sangyo Kyogikai (Japan ...
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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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