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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Corporate fixers and land~sharks One case where the System has waged a
feeble campaign against one of its own extra-legal components involves the
sokaiya ('general meeting fixer'), a businessman type of extortionist gangster who
In 1982 there were roughly 6, 300 sokaiya - one-fifth of them operating on their
own, a quarter allied to the large crime syndicates and the rest belonging to
newly specialised extortionist gangs. By the late 1970s the sokaiya had
developed a ...
Zaibatsu pre-war corporate Sokaiya stockholders' meeting fixer, groupings
around a holding extortionist. company. Tatemae pretence, formal Zaikai the
world of big business and explanation, official motives. finance. Tenko apostasy.
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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