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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39 The great succession war In the 1980s the relationship between police and
yakuza became somewhat uncomfortable . Weapon smuggling increased
considerably , while in some prefectures mobsters were mowing each other
down , as if ...
re - baptising the Ministry of Munitions so that it became the Ministry of
Commerce and Industry once more . 23 He himself became MITI minister after
the war , and remained a powerful force behind the scenes at the ministry , as
well as one of ...
Hara Bumbei ( Kagoshima Tokko section chief ) became an Upper House
member and head of the Tokyo metropolitan police . Another section chief of the
Tokko in Kagoshima , Okuno Seisuke , was vice - minister of home affairs ,
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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