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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32 From the very start of the Meiji period , religion became an official concern .
The oligarchs left no doubt that they considered it very much their business . A
major figure among them , Ito Hirobumi , concluded that , because Japanese ...
The most famous slogan of the Meiji period was ' fukoku kyohei ' , ' rich country ,
strong military ' , and the response to the real or imaginary external threat was an
effort to make Japan invincible . Industrialisation at a furious tempo was taken ...
May Day rallies , 334 medicine , 53 - 4 Meiji , Emperor , 259 , 301 - 2 , 323 Meiji
Enlightenment , 259 Meiji period , 61 , 153 , 182 , 239 , 250 ; 282 ; constitution ,
38 , 208 , 209 , 228 , 302 ; corruption , 134 ; decline of Meiji state , 37 – 8 ...
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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