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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the relationship between these bureaucratic and industrial bodies of Japan
remains close to a degree without parallel in the ... The bureaucrats also preside
over a proliferation of public and semi- public corporations serving all manner of
Now and then an issue may occur on which one or more of the four business
federations makes a point of opposing the stance of a segment of the
bureaucracy, but government officials almost always get on better with the
companies they ...
The Kaku-Fuku war reflected to some extent an older struggle between
bureaucrats-turned-politicians and grass-roots politicians. Tanaka's was the
second attempt bv a grass-roots politician to wrest control over the party from the
smaller but ...
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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