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A scholar of comparative political history has pointed out that, whereas in
nineteenth-century Europe an 'intellectual ... freemasons, writers and journalists
participating - could be distinguished from social and political action, in Japan no
such a ...
political. tribesmen. A major problem of Japanese politics is that the LDP has not
been able to develop a generally accepted method for choosing its president. For
a while this was solved by prime ministers who picked their own successors ...
Four years previously, LDP ideologues had published an important article whose
theory of Japanese political history led to the conclusion that the LDP is destined
to entice the labour unions away from the socialists, and to create a new ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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
The neglected role of power
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