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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
The power of the Japanese prime minister is less than that of any head of
government in the West or Asia . Proof of this , if still needed , was provided by
the recent experiences of Nakasone Yasuhiro . As prime minister , Nakasone
... endangered 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