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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Reality. The discrepancy between theory and practice , between how people say
they have organised their lives and the way they actually live , belongs to the
human condition . Japan stands out amidst this ubiquitous experience , not only ...
But in this case the minority parties would have screamed about the dictatorship
of the majority ' , which would have had an unfortunate effect on public opinion -
or ( another sub - layer of reality ) what the press would tell its readers their ...
There is nothing like an air of unanimity concerning political events , of conveying
the ' voice of the people ' , for creating a convincing air of portraying reality .
Basically , the outside world receives its picture of Japan through one filter and ...
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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