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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in their favour, and out of court they display an ill-founded mistrust of the judiciary.
47 In fact, there appear to be good grounds for a certain degree of mistrust.
Dependent judges Socially instilled acceptance of the world as it is makes the ...
Two-thirds of the fifteen Supreme Court judges are not career judges but, mostly,
amakudari bureaucrats trom various ministries; they serve relatively short terms,
and remain fairly ignorant of judicial administrative matters.32 Many of the ...
the Supreme Court sometimes instructs lower courts as to the kind of decision it
expects them to make, for example in the areas of labour and medicine. In 1987 it
was revealed that in Decemer 1983 the Supreme Court had summoned judges ...
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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