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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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. Contrary to widespread belief, this ...
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 Naimusho that was 'a thinly ...
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. Nikkeiren
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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