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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These conglomerates, known as 'corporate groups' or gurupu, contain highly
diversified industrial companies that are clustered around their own banks,
together with real-estate agencies, insurance firms and the famous trading
Many companies will want to verify that the recruit is not descended from the '
unclean' caste of burakumin, or to make sure that he is not a member of one of
the so- called 'new religions', since this might cause loyalty problems.1
Acceptance is ...
Most companies give special consideration to the recently married salaryman.
But following the birth of the first child, typically after some two years of marriage,
the husband is expected to settle down to the serious business of devoting most
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