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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30 Controlling the workers Japan ' s post - war economic system as we know it
would not have been possible if a labour movement antagonistic to the purposes
of the industrial conglomerates had been allowed to organise the workers .
Crushing the mushrooms The Sangyo Hokokukai reorganisation of labour was to
a large extent inspired by the example of Nazi Germany and Mussolini ' s Italy . In
fact , the movement ' s most direct inspiration was a proposal adopted by the ...
Thus the early post - war communist - guided labour movement , which had been
encouraged by the US occupation , was deliberately crushed in the 1950s with
US consent . Some companies brought in gangsters to break up strikes .
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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