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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Japanese ideas of justice and the place of law in society have been fashioned by
rulers in terms of expediency , and have not influenced the attitudes and methods
of those rulers in any critical way . Supposedly typical aspects of Japanese ...
As the eminent connoisseur of Japanese life and literature , Edward
Seidensticker , puts it : ' The key to understanding Japanese society is to
understand that Japanese have not been taught to say No ! ' 70 Most Japanese
middle and high ...
Strip Japanese society of its rigid codes of individual submission , and there
would be little left to hold it together . Many of the administrators are
uncomfortably aware of this . The reaction against the fanatical wartime version of
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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