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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As a nation, Japan is a problem for itself because the way Japanese power is
exercised results in conflicts with, and isolation from, other countries. But Japan is
also a problem for Japanese individuals. Discussions with many of them over the
Liberal-minded members of the aforementioned committee for education reforms
went so far as to suggest, in conversations with press representatives, that the
problem reflects a disorder of Japanese society in general - thus revealing an ...
But in January 1988 the problem vanished from the pages of the newspapers to
make room for reports on how the government was planning to move the capital,
and in that process alleviate the land price problem. About every ten to fifteen ...
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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