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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38 These pre-war European fascist ideas still survive in Japanese labour-
management relations today, yet immediately after the war Japan saw the fastest
spread in history of unionism of a predominantly Marxist hue. Thanks to the ...
The leftist Nikkyoso adamantly opposes anything that might suggest a hankering
after pre-war days. The Ministry ot Education, whose wartime ranks remained
relatively intact, with 'depurged' officials rejoining it in 1950-1 along with former ...
They had fought against major structural changes in the immediate post-war
years, but had been overruled by a combination of occupation authorities and
democratically inclined judges from the pre-war Daishinin (Supreme Court). For
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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