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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21 Japanese power - holders of the Meiji period and later could be held
responsible neither for misdeeds nor for flagrant misgovernment . The grave
dangers of this tradition for the nation ( and other nations ) was amply
demonstrated in the ...
In the midst of the bureaucratic - military crusade to rescue and safeguard Japan '
s hallowed order there was an odd political period , from the second decade of
this century until 1932 , concerning which historians have rather widely diverging
The most famous slogan of the Meiji period was ' fukoku kyohei ' , ' rich country ,
strong military ' , and the response to the real or imaginary external threat was an
effort to make Japan invincible . Industrialisation at a furious tempo was taken ...
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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