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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In 1982 the serious deterioration in relations between the US president and the
Japanese prime minister was halted when Kishi Nobusuke subtly blocked the re -
election of Suzuki Zenko . In the early summer of that year Tanaka Kakuei had ...
One of the closest associates of Tojo Hideki , reform bureaucrat Kishi Nobusuke ,
who as the most powerful official in the wartime Ministry of Munitions was the
central figure among executors of Japan ' s wartime industrial policy , became the
69 Shimizu Ikko , ' Seizaikai no kage no jitsuryokusha , Kishi Nobusuke no shotai
' ( The true nature of Kishi Nobusuke , a shadow heavyweight of the political and
business world ) , Hoseki , January 1976 , esp . pp . 90 - 8 . For an anthology of ...
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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