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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Keidanren is a federation of leading industrial organisations such as the
automobile manufacturers' association ... Second in importance, Nikkeiren (
Japan Federation of Employers' Associations), has had the task of helping control
the labour ...
It was followed in 1915 by the Greater Japan Youth Association, promoted by the
military elite, the Naimusho and the ... and minds of Japanese between the ages
of 6 and 40: via the schools up to age 14, via the youth associations between 14
28 For an overview of the control associations, see Shibagaki Kazuo, ' "Keiiai
shintaisei" ', op. cit. ... The Juyo Sangyo Tosei Dantai Kyogikai (Important
Industries Control Association) from 1941 was dissolved in February 1946,
replaced by the ...
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