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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And it is kept inefficient because the purposes of a giant organisation with virtual
control over practically all agricultural endeavour are well served thereby. This
organisation, which is generally referred to as the nokyo, l is an indispensable ...
Unlike the nokyo, this federation is not politically restricted, but it conveniently
happens that the chief of the one organisation is simultaneously the chief of the
other, and that the offices of both occupy the same space. Staff members of nokyo
However, as we saw in Chapter 3, any Japanese organisation of significant size
that is not ideologically well protected easily becomes prey to a stronger
component of the System. Through 'voluntary' adjustments reflecting the desires
of big ...
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