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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Also, Japanese prosecutors try to be scrupulously fair within the interpretation of
fairness prevalent in the ... The problem with the Japanese prosecutor is that,
once he has decided to prosecute, he will not accept being shown in the wrong.
Hiranuma was the epitome of the Japanese politicised prosecutor. ... There is
reason to suspect regular miscarriages of justice caused by the prosecutors'
nearly unassailable position, since being openly contradicted in Japan entails a
loss of ...
89 For seven years before the great Lockheed bribery scandal, the prosecutors
had done nothing about the rampant structural corruption among politicians. The
previous big case, theNittsu bribery scandal of 1968, had demoralised 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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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review