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To believe that these predictable assertions reflect personal opinions would be
doing injustice to the intellectual capacities of ... of sake or, more rarely, a sudden
realisation on their part that you are not going to believe the official line anyway.
Until well into the nineteenth century it was virtually impossible for Japanese
commoners or samurai to shape a comprehensive body of critical thought
contradicting what the shogunate wanted them to believe. But even when
Japan's isolation ...
On the whole, nihonjinron concedes that Japanese do not believe in universal
values and are 'not logical'. It portrays such traits as assets that supposedly give
Japanese closer contact with the here and now of concrete circumstances, and ...
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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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