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 result , as one anthropologist has put it , is that truth is socially constituted .
Here we arrive at the first conceptual problem Japan has in store for the outside
observer . In the West ' reality ' is not often thought of as something that can be ...
The legacy of the wartime enterprise union The ultimate solution for ensuring
administrative control over Japan ' s labour movement was discovered as a result
of heightened wartime production pressures . In the 1920s some firms had begun
Is the consolidation of the System in a form reminiscent of the plans for the
Imperial Rule Assistance Association the result , then , of a political master - plan
? Have the economic administrators been consciously working to create the ...
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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