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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While Tanaka was prime minister , Fukuda , though defeated , had not as yet
relinquished any real power . Made finance minister by Tanaka in order to get the
budget back into manageable shape after what one scholar has called the
In the end , the prime ministers themselves saw the danger of ending up with
even less control if they were surrounded ... With an arrangement of permanent
cabinet assistants , the prime minister would need yet another instrument of
control to ...
As we saw in Chapter 5 , he formed a new administrative agency with the rank of
ministry , tried to improve the ability of the Prime Minister ' s Office to react quickly
to emergency situations and found new ways to gain more leverage over the ...
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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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