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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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 ...
These associations , created in 1941 after much friction among the various
bureaucratic cliques involved and much business opposition , were meant to co -
ordinate activities , production targets and the allocation of materials in the
The elusive master - plan The proliferation in Japan of collusive activities inimical
to free - market principles naturally makes one wonder whether all these activities
might not be part of one gigantic conspiracy . The question becomes still more ...
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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