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It is MITI that has been most closely identified with Japan's post-war 'economic
miracle'. For many decades it was a victor in power struggles with those who
stood in its way, notably the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), the official watchdog
of the ...
toe the line because they know that MITI, which commands a vast information-
gathering network, may publicise some piece of wrongdoing from their past,
undermining their prestige. The leverage that businessmen in their turn can apply
254-6; Johnson, MITI, op. cit. (n. 3), pp. 123-5; and Hata, Kanryo no kenkyu, op.
cit. (n. 4), pp. 112-18. 19 Nakajima Makoto, 'Showashi o irodoru kakushin kanryo
no jidai' [The age of reformist bureaucrats in Showa history], Gendai no me, ...
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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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