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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Cartoons showed Tanaka with a safe on his back , or with banknotes coming out
of his ears , nose and mouth - a walking symbol of an economic miracle that had
gone slightly sour . Tanaka was forced to resign as prime minister towards the ...
Early in his political career Tanaka had organised the farmers and seasonal
workers of Niigata . Exploited for generations , they had emerged after the war as
leftist activists , but now they clung eagerly to this reliable politician who was ...
While Tanaka was prime minister , Fukuda , though defeated , had not as yet
relinquished any real power . Made finance minister by Tanaka in order to get the
budget back into manageable shape after what one scholar has called the
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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