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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The Japan Problem for the Japanese 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
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