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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One - sided ignorance is particularly striking in the case of the United States ,
considering that its relationship with Japan is beyond question among the
strategically most important in the world . The continual frustration of the US
Similarly coupled roles are those of sempai and kohai , the senior and junior
worker whose mutual relationship is closer ... 23 In many corporations and
government agencies such sempai - kohai relationships may grow naturally , but
they may ...
The anomalies in Japan ' s relationships with other countries tend to be obscured
by the ... Both parties admit that the relationship is a special one ; but how very
special is a point insufficiently realised by almost everybody . There is no other ...
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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