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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... impending change : not just the routine kind of change that may be expected in
any society , but something basic , a change in the way people see themselves
and consequently a change in the attitude of the entire nation towards the world .
But following the birth of the first child , typically after some two years of marriage ,
the husband is expected to settle down to the serious business of devoting most
of his energy , time and attention to his company . Some sociologists and other ...
Japanese are expected to stick to their roles , and to make the roles clear by their
dress , speech and behaviour . There is an easily recognisable mother role ,
housewife role , sempai role , boss role and apprentice role , to mention only the
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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