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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They keep these shares within their conglomerate family , in a pattern of
reciprocal shareholding ... To keep over half of a company ' s shares in such
cross - holding deals eliminates the possibility of take - overs by outsiders . No
one is in ...
control over themselves within crime syndicates , help the police keep non -
syndicate crime under control . The Tokugawa shogunate officials in charge of
public order showed themselves masters of pragmatic government by reasoning
The bureaucrats keep the LDP in business by buying off the public with subsidies
and public works . The LDP parliamentarians keep the bureaucrats in business
by not rocking the boat and not making the slightest attempt to change the ...
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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