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 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 ...
A large number of Tokko officials escaped being purged through reshuffling
manoeuvres rhat eluded SCAP.31 Half of the fourteen Naimusho bureaucrats
appointed as supervisors of all police activity (including the Tokko) between 1935
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.
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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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