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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For these lesser administrators , a good jinmyaku means a good income , many
people in one ' s debt and security after one ' s retirement . Breeding the top
administrators Graduating from the University of Tokyo ( Todai ) , especially its
The Supreme Court refuses to use the powers of review given it by the post - war
constitution as a means of safeguarding democracy . " ' In combination with the
far - reaching formal powers of government agencies in pursuing broad social ...
The latter means competition carrying risks – in other words , the kind that is
common in free - market countries . Administrators also frequently refer to a '
confused situation ' , by which they mean an unwanted development eluding 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