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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... and initiative in the labour movement passed to Sohyo, which until 1987
remained the largest and most significant of Japan's central labour organisations.
Sohyo relied largely on public-sector employees. When first formed it was
Once radical union activities had been crushed, Sohyo settled down to inspire
and guide a series of national actions that posed no threat to anybody. In 1956 it
invented the shunto, 'spring offensive'. Every spring until the mid-1970s
In November 1987 this led to the inauguration of the Japanese private- sector
trade union confederation, Zenmin Roren, or Rengo for short, and the
announcement that Sohyo would disband itself in 1990.42 Rengo is emphatically
opposed to ...
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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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