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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For instance, the Asahi Shimbun, which has the most prestige, is inclined to frown
on anything Japan's 'rightist' forces are supposed to stand for, including pleas for
a greater Japanese share in the burden of its own military security.
79 'Tsuyokatta Icanryo OB: jimin hireiku meibojun kettei', Asahi Shimbun, 18 June
1986. 80 The meeting at which this was decided was held on 4 December 1987.
81 Tanaka himself could ignore the bureaucrats when it suited him, as when ...
2 Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Dealing with the Policies of the New Conservative Party
|, 25 December 1961. 3 Uemura Kogoro, 'Shin hoshuto no seisaku ni nozomu',
Yomiun Shimbun, 4 November 1955. 4 Yoshi Tsurumi, Los Angeles Times, ...
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