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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Pressure groups A popular theory about how government policies develop holds
that ' interest groups ' or ' pressure ... One Japanese group that , quite
exceptionally , has done exactly this is the Japan Medical Association ( MA ) ,
which since ...
It is significant that the one major exception among Japanese pressure groups ,
functioning the way Westerners expect pressure groups to function , should do
this in an extreme fashion . The practitioners of medicine have taken over the
Even though these original activists may want more than the group is getting out
of the cosy relationship with ... If the pressure groups , or the industrial and trade
associations , are important enough they are likely to pass into the hands of ...
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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