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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In the higher reaches of the System , bureaucrats , former bureaucrats in top
business positions , former bureaucrats turned politician and the former
bureaucrats or bureaucratised businessmen who head the business federations
are as one ...
Tanaka ' s was the second attempt by a grass - roots politician to wrest control
over the party from the smaller but dominating group of former bureaucrats , for
Kono Ichiro had also tried it , unsuccessfully , in the first decade of the LDP ' s ...
In the Lower House elections of 1986 a strikingly large number of former career
officials , twenty - five in all , tried to get themselves an LDP seat for the first time .
A sign of how valuable they are still considered as a means of strengthening a ...
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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