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Another major function of this media institution is the bolstering of 'traditional
values' with the aid of 'opinion polls', together with public- relations work for the
bureaucrats and the LDP. It collects intelligence for the Prime Minister's Office
and the ...
This should come as no surprise; outside these power relations there is nothing
to sustain socio-political order - no legal framework consistently adhered to and
providing a sense of security, no certainties transcending the here and now of ...
Maintaining independent foreign relations, too, is a problem, because Japan
cannot deliver on the promises its government makes and thus needs the
indulgence as well as the protection of the USA. The West European nations are
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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