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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205 ff. 44 Upham, Law, op. cit. (n. 31), p. 176. 45 1to, Gendai Nihon, op. cit. (n. 24
), pp. 82-3. 46 Tahara Soichiro, Ninon no lcanryo 1 980 (Bureaucrats of Japan
1980l, Bungei Shunju, 1979, p. 272. 47 Noda, Introduction, op. cit. (n. 19), p. 148.
78 Ushiomi Toshitaka, 'Sengo no Nihon shakai to horitsuka, 2, kensatsukan' (
Post-war Japanese society and jurists, part 2, the public prosecutorl, in Ushiomi,
Gendai no hontsuJca, op. cit. (n. 49), pp. 108-10. 79 Gordon Mark Berger, Parties
Gendai Nihon kanryosei no bunseki lAnalysis of the Bureaucracy in
Contemporary Japan), Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai, 1980, p. 20. 33 For a
different line of argument, but a similar conclusion, see J. Victor Koschmann (ed.),
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