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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It is hardly possible to thank William Miller enough for being a superb agent as
well as a good friend , and for giving his unwavering support before I could begin
and in times of crisis . Wout Woltz and Jan Sampiemon , editors of NRC ...
No elegant equation showing precisely how they relate to each other in their
shares of power is possible . The essential fact is that none of them can be
perceived as forming the apex of the Japanese power hierarchy . The
unnecessary state If ...
The ritual nature of so much in daily life and communication provides constant
reassurance that order prevails ; this is necessary because the fear of its possible
absence is more acute than in the West . The absence of a tradition of explaining
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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