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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The prime minister is followed every day by several people from each of the
major newspapers, who stick with him wherever he goes and pick up whatever
he says. When Nakasone was prime minister, kisha club members were
forbidden to ...
... in the major newspapers and close to a third of those in the more important
magazines. The other three-quarters is taken care of by some 3,000 smaller firms
, the largest eight of these reaching combined sales about equal to those of
Deference to the artificial reality that props up the System is habitual among
newspaper editors. ... But in January 1988 the problem vanished from the pages
of the newspapers to make room for reports on how the government was
planning to ...
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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