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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This means that at high schools considered better than average - and the
evaluation of schools in such terms is almost a national pastime - pupils spend
most of their time training to pass exams . The name schools have the best idea
of what ...
monitor their chances of achieving the levels allowing them to sit for the exams of
choice schools . Nearly all pupils will pass to higher grades and graduate , as this
is normally automatic in Japan . But most of the large body of pupils who lack ...
The increasing unruliness at public middle schools and high schools , which
Nikkyoso attributes to the inability of pupils to maintain the pace and to the
recently introduced ranking system , has caused many schools to react by
tightening the ...
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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