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.
Results 1-3 of 36
In 1953 Odachi Shigeo, who had been mayor of Singapore during its notorious
Japanese occupation, was made education minister. He came from the
Naimusho - the only body of bureaucrats disbanded by the occupation authorities
for its ...
To name only those Naimusho bureaucrats who fulfilled major functions with the '
thought police' before or during the war and who served in high posts after the
war: Machimura Kingo (who suspended publication of magazines such as Chuo
The retired military men who between 188>) and 1906 headed the Naimusho '
virtually comprise the Who's Who of the Army and Navy'.68 The Ministry of
Education also saw to it that the elementary schools exemplified military ideals.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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
Review: The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless NationUser Review - Arjen - Goodreads
If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review