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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As the first major work on the informal relationships among the administrators
summed it up : The Ministry has the powerful backing not only of industry but also
of trade associations and the four big - business organisations that are , in effect ...
That this can have a major effect on MITI was demonstrated in June 1984 with the
appointment of Konaga Keiichi as administrative viceminister - de facto head of
the ministry . The entire 126 THE ENIGMA OF JAPANESE POWER.
77 An additional and underrated source of Japanese strength is the intimidatory
effect of the System ' s targeting of new industrial areas . The financing methods
used here are such that US or European company presidents who take high risks
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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