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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 ...
... if he took no action with respect to trade with Japan , it would do so instead .
This sent shockwaves through Japan . But the result only demonstrated that , vis -
à - vis the outside world , the System remains politically as paralysed as ever .
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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
Review: The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless NationUser Review - Arjen - Goodreads
If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review
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An Inescapable Embrace
Servants of the System
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