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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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 face . As one prominent Japanese legal scholar has noted
, the ...
The true reason why Miki had to resign was entirely different . Heavy guns had
been trained on him within the LDP ever since Tanaka ' s arrest , which Miki had
done nothing to avert . Shiina Etsusaburo , the kingmaker responsible for Miki ' s
Publishers and editors are for the same reason very careful about anything that
appears under their imprint in connection with the imperial family , even under
normal circumstances . Rightest groups and the nationalists in the LDP are ...
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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