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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government interference in the economy is that planners at the centre can never
know enough about the many ramifications of social and economic life to make
the right decisions.6 According to this theory, centrally planned economies must ...
As Meiji industrialisation took off, government control over the economy became
automatic, since the government either ... An economic oligarchy came into being
, consisting of politically privileged financial houses that were beholden to the ...
SCAP's contribution to economic legislation, the Anti-Monopoly Law of 14 April
1947, had been amended under the occupation and again in 1953. It was *.
ystematically enfeebled, permitting depression cartels and rationalisation cartels,
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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