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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supposedly exemplary institutions as the police and the public schools . ...
safeguards in the form of standards for judging who is or is not dangerous and
guarantees for the safety and personal dignity of those placed in institutional
Members of MITI , the prosecutors ' office , Nikkeiren and all the institutions that
guide and control Japan are continually aware of the experiences of their
predecessors and the seriousness of their tasks . Institutional memory and
The Ministry of Finance bureaucrats ' apparent concessions were in fact aimed ,
first , at bringing regulations in line with the way Japanese financial institutions
were already operating , and secondly at encouraging the international ...
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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