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 force who reveal leftist leanings are deemed unsuitable for police work
and filtered out . ” One author , who served for ten years with the police in Hyogo
prefecture , describes the automatic retort of ' Aka ! ' ( ' red ' or communist ' ) that ...
Regional public safety commissions still exert theoretical control ; but aside from
the fact that these tend to be composed of old - fashioned conservatives with
rightist histories , 59 the police force is in any case highly centralised . A quarter
of a ...
A less well known but significant conflict is that between the police and the
prosecutors . Despite their mutual support on the surface and their joint role as
the enemy of ideologically inspired leftists , their mutual disdain is deep - seated .
It goes ...
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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