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.
Results 1-3 of 88
In the late 1980s such comments as these have a good chance , even , of being
labelled " Japan - bashing ' by official spokesmen and the press . Blinding the
world Japanese officials , commentators and businessmen routinely appeal to ...
Under this system , plans drawn up by lower officials circulate among other
officials at ever higher levels , receiving their seals of approval . The appearance
of full participation is served , and those who are not in favour of the plan can ...
53 The list of former ' thought police officials who re - emerged as politicians is
much longer , but I have chosen only those who made a name for themselves
with their post - war positions in the central government . A large number of them
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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
Review: The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless NationUser Review - Arjen - Goodreads
If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review