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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Reality as created by politicians One of the most telling episodes of recent
Japanese political history , one in which the press helped establish a formal
reality created by LDP bosses , was the ousting of Miki Takeo from the prime
ministership in ...
... destruction and ruin if . . . it relies on something the falseness of which it
conceals ? : 34 He criticised moves by the new rulers to establish a state religion
. The government in the meantime created a Shinto Department , organised a
The only circumstance under which international factors are taken into account is
a fait accompli created by foreign interests . The System can react with alacrity
once a fully shared perception of a new external reality has imbued it with a ...
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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