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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Dependent judges Socially instilled acceptance of the world as it is makes the
Japanese relatively pliable in the hands of the judicial authorities . The judges
themselves seem almost equally malleable , and have allowed their authority to
Their actual status conflicts with postwar agreements enforced by the occupation
authorities . Article 9 of the titution renounces the sovereign right to wage war and
specifically forbids the maintenance of land , sea and air forces , as well as ...
I But the occupation authorities stripped him of all his positions and incarcerated
him for two years in Sugamo Prison as a war criminal suspect ( like Kishi , he was
never brought to trial ) . Soon after , he became an LDP Upper House member ...
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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