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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Opposition mayors were elected. But in the meantime oppositionist policy
programmes were adopted by LDP-run municipalities. In LDP eyes, the
opposition had been absorbed.12 By the mid-1980s the activist groups were
Electioneering and rigged tenders Retired Construction Ministry officials
generally do well in elections. This is very gratifying to the ministry, because
strong representation in the LDP is necessary to prevent rival interests from
hindering the ...
The Socialists benefited most from the 'floating protest vote' that was larger than
normal in these elections. The choice of fifteen politically inexperienced working
women by JSP chairwoman Doi Takako as candidates for the Upper House ...
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