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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from our own pocket for tickets of politicians with whom we must cultivate
connections . ... Insider trading is very common in Japan , and a politician may
buy stock that will subsequently shoot upwards in value through a variety of
Bureaucrats in the LDP The Kaku - Fuku war reflected to some extent an older
struggle between bureaucrats - turned - politicians and grass - roots politicians .
Tanaka ' s was the second attempt by a grass - roots politician to wrest control
32 The anti - politician propaganda was successfully passed down to succeeding
generations . ... 3 The relative positions in the power structure of bureaucrats and
politicians , which in essence have lasted until the present , were established ...
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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