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Servants of the System The System's embrace is truly inescapable; it extends to
institutions - typically, labour movements, parts of the educational world and the
press - that in other non-dictatorial societies frequently exist in more or less ...
The Japanese System sets out to be self-validating. It is itself the 'divinity',
supplying its own closed system of faith and self-justification. And since a political
system cannot legitimise itself, the Japanese System can by definition never be ...
A common decision-making method that also creates the illusion of consensus is
the so-called ringi system. Under this system, plans drawn up by lower officials
circulate among other officials at ever higher levels, receiving their seals of ...
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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