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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Based on ideas inherited from the previous Ikeda cabinet, a cabinet assistant (
naikaku hosakan) system was to be established, manned by special secretaries
advising the prime minister. The plan failed because of strong opposition from
People and Politics in a Stateless Nation Karel Van Wolferen. the recipient must
in turn acknowledge the goodness of the established social order; political
heterodoxy elicits tough measures.
Using 70 per cent of the newly established Naimusho's budget, Okubo helped
establish a large cluster of government factories; merged a government marine
transport firm with Mitsubishi's shipping company to eliminate United States and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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