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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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 ...
A bribery scandal, described by Japanese commentators as the biggest of the
postwar era, the resignation of two prime ministers and the loss of the LDP
majority in the Upper House elections of June 1989 were the main reasons for
The Recruit scandal demonstrated the extraordinary ability of groups of
Japanese powetholders to take advantage of an unexpected tide of events to
promote their own aims. It was certainly ideal for the Japanese business
heavyweights in ...
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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