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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He imported three police officials and gave them top positions , including that of
director of the minister ' s secretariat , which is the second highest bureaucratic
position after that of administrative vice - minister . " His chief sin here was to ...
With such advantages the General Secretariat careerist is in a privileged position
to reach the pinnacles of the Japanese judicial world . 57 The officials of the pre -
war Ministry of Justice have been gradually replaced by this élite , whose ...
3 The relative positions in the power structure of bureaucrats and politicians ,
which in essence have lasted until the present ... And he ' clung to the position
that a competitive political system multiplied divisions in society and detracted
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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