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 . 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 from various ministries ; they serve relatively
short terms , and remain fairly ignorant of judicial administrative matters . 52
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