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Japan is also less obviously ruled by an authoritarian hand than most of its
neighbours. Its government does not lock up people in order to stay in power. For
such reasons it has long been assumed that constitutionalism flourishes there.
less. than. perfect. harmony. A value system governed, ultimately, by social
exigencies means the absence of an urge to fight over ideas. This means in turn
that revolutions in the accepted meaning of the term are ruled out. In Japanese
... the political situation, and were even less enthusiastic about Hatoyama Ichiro,
whose resignation they helped bring about in the autumn of 1956. This latter
achievement was part of their greatest feat: the bringing together of all '
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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