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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... Kaigi , was dissolved in 1950 , 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 .
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 ...
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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