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Enforcing submission through ideology The extraordinary degree of
regimentation and conformism among the ordinary Japanese is maintained by
systematically instilled submissive attitudes . The moulding of character so as to
foster loyalty ...
This is another reason why this ideology is generally not recognised for what it is
, for the dissemination of ideologies is usually assumed to require , first of all , a
fairly strong central leadership . Ideological propaganda , however , need not ...
make way for government - sponsored ideology . ' Traditional cultural values '
were not just relied upon to continue as cultural values usually do , without any
helping hand from ministers and bureaucrats ; they were ʻrevived . The formal
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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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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review