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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People and Politics in a Stateless Nation Karel Van Wolferen. deals . For most
observers the Japan Problem , as the conflicts have collectively become known ,
is summed up in Japan ' s annual recordbreaking trade surpluses : $ 44 billion in
Hence the continued self - imposed handicap of doctrinal adherence to
inapplicable free - trade theories . The result has been misguided stopgap
policies . Increased congressional pressure on the Reagan administration to
cope with the ...
291 Furui Yoshimi , 359 Fuyo , 46 Fair Trade Commission ( FTC ) , 118 , 124 - 5 ,
228 familistic ideology , 163 - 4 , 166 – 7 , 262 , 269 - 70 fanaticism , wartime ,
287 - 8 farming see agriculture fascism , 67 , 349 - 50 feudalism , 205 , 239 filial ...
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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