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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Against this background , Nakasone ' s decisiveness shocked many and made
him unpopular among his fellow LDP members . The Japanese press reacted
negatively to his first cabinet and united in dubbing it a ' Tanakasone government
Nakasone had said that he would help Japan play a world role in keeping with its
economic power , and he made ... President Reagan was pleasantly surprised ,
when Nakasone first visited him , to find himself face to face with a leader who ...
Nakasone found himself encapsulated by these semiautonomous forces . He had
no say over the Agriculture Ministry or , for that matter , the Ministry of Finance .
One interesting innovation in the exercise of power by a Japanese prime minister
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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