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 subcontractors these small companies – which make parts , or assemble
finished products for distribution by the famous firms - provide cheap labour , and
in times of economic downturn absorb much of the shock . When the yen almost ...
Relationships within firms are strongly hierarchical , and so are the ties among
firms – intensively so in the case of subcontractors . The firms do not employ a
cross - section of the population , but narrowly selected groups that emerge at ...
culmination of a process that began long before the war , with the separation of
ownership and management that occurred when the zaibatsu families hired
banto , professional managers , to look after the firms belonging to their
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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