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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Mitsukuri Rinsho , a twenty - three - year - old official enamoured of Western
ideas , was given this horrendous task a year after the oligarchy had taken over .
A noted Japanese legal scholar compares him to an architect who had to begin
If plaintiffs insist on a clear decision from the court , they may be given to
understand that because of their nonco - operation the case will most likely go
against them . Judges themselves tend to believe that to choose to pursue a case
... overlord in favour of loyalty to principle , to the Way . " The result was a goodly
company of martyrs , who have given their lives in defense of the Way ' . 18 This
tradition has given the Chinese , at the very least , the freedom to speculate on ...
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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