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 , 21 is an indispensable
Staff members of nokyo units are free to recommend anybody they choose , until
the time when the organisation decides who to recommend . After that , they must
stick to speaking on behalf of the chosen candidate . A staff member who ...
40 The major role in this campaign was played by the same Ayukawa who was
chosen to organise Manchurian ... This provided Ayukawa with a nation - wide
koenkai ( support organisation ) with which to get reelected to the Upper House .
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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