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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and this naturally includes most foreign goods - are effectively barred from the
normal Japanese market , because their only route to the consumer is through
specialised outlets that charge prices generally double , sometimes even
In the battle for foreign market shares , Japanese managers are aided by '
economies of scale ' achieved through reliance on a solid share of the home
market and relatively high domestic earnings that often subsidise the exports .
Such a ...
... 356 , 380 Fiscal Investment and Loan Plan , 115 food prices , 53 , 60 Ford , 394
Foreign Affairs , 248 Foreign Exchange Control Law ( 1933 ) , 384 Foreign
Exchange and Foreign Trade gakubatsu ( school clique ) , 217 Gakushuin
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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