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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During the periods when court and shogun did not maintain official relations with
China , Japan ' s southern provinces continued to trade , and some Chinese
cultural influence must have continued to filter through , but THE ENIGMA OF ...
This interpretation overlooks the fact that Japan ' s post - war labour unions were
formed ( and have continued up to the present ) as enterprise rather than trade
unions largely because the wartime associations ' simply shed their old skins and
He also made sure that his son - in - law Abe Shintaro continued to support the
Nakasone government in times of habatsu strife , against the wishes of Abe ' s
political boss , Fukuda Takeo . The man who wanted to govern As early as the ...
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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