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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One example among many was the diplomatic crisis that developed with South
Korea and China over the rewriting of colonial and wartime history in Japanese
middle school textbooks . At the peak of the crisis , he weighed in with his official
For these and other examples , see Willy Stern , Japan ' s ' free traders ” boycott
Israel ' , Tokyo Business Today , November 1987 , pp . 26 – 8 . A good example
can be found in Clyde Prestowitz , Trading Places , Basic Books , 1988 , p . 161 .
16 In the World But Not of It 1 A good recent example is George Packard , ' The
Coming U . S . - Japan Crisis ' , in Foreign Affairs , Winter 1987 – 8 . 2 Nihon
Keizai Shimbun ( Dealing with the Policies of the New Conservative Party ) , 25 ...
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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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