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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14, 60 lb.d.,p. 73. 61 Ibid., p. 215. 62 For the role of the reform bureaucrats in
establishing this wartime government mouthpiece, see Hashikawa, 'Kakushin
kanryo', op. cit. (n. 13), p. 256. 63 Already in the 1870s commentators were
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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