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 leader of the Ministry of Finance group in Manchuria was Hoshino Naoki,
who was president of the wartime CPB. After the war he became a prominent
member of the Keiiai Kenkyukai, the study group established to re-examine post-
A degree of liberalisation of financial and capital markets did indeed take place,
but it was of a kind that fitted ... The Ministry of Finance bureaucrats' apparent
concessions were in fact aimed, first, at bringing regulations in line with the way ...
178, 260-1; and violence in schools, 91 Ministry of Finance (MOF), 37, 115, 125,
136, 137, 144, 148, 153, 187; administrative guidance, 345; budget, 119. 122-3,
146; bureaucrats, 122, 319; 'financial liberalisation'. 22, 402; functions, 120; ...
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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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