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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Since Japan is known internationally almost exclusively through the products of
its industry and the impact they have on other ... True , Japanese corporations
operate in an extremely favourable political climate in so far as industrial
The CPB never succeeded in its intended task of meshing the military and civilian
sides of the wartime industrial effort . Only after it was merged in 1943 with the
then Ministry of Commerce and Industry ( MCI ) to form the Ministry of Munitions ...
its Special Measures Law for the Promotion of Designated Industries , sponsored
by the Ikeda cabinet , died in the Diet ... helped stop it , because they correctly
interpreted it as an attempt at territorial expansion by the industrial bureaucrats .
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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