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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Police called on important families and landowners once a year , people without
property twice a year and unemployed or suspicious citizens three times . Yet
even while clamping down severely on anything that might upset the established
When the news went around the world that Prime Minister Suzuki Zenko had
taken the drastic step of forming a new cabinet ' in order better to deal with
international trade problems ' , everyone with any experience saw at once that
this was ...
It was once again Nakasone who bluntly broke through every remaining barrier .
On 15 August 1985 he not only prayed at the Yasukuni shrine in his capacity as
prime minister , but offered flowers paid for with government money and walked ...
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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
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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review