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 .
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investment , 399 400 foreign policy , 415 - 25 Foreign Press In Japan , 95
foreigners , mistrust of , 235 - 6 France , 44 , 258 , 418 ; bureaucracy , 155 – 6 ;
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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