The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
In this brilliantly authoritative book, Karel van Wolferen unravels the confusions and misperceptions the West has about Japan and can no longer afford to maintain.
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One landing spot for Dentsu personnel is Video Research Company, the rating
agency that assesses the popularity of TV programmes. Set up by Dentsu in 1962
, two years after the US firm Nielsen introduced the TV programme rating system
Whereas Dentsu normally receives orders through the bureaucrats, when
Nakasone Yasu- hiro was prime minister he would telephone Tokyu Agency
directly to pass on instructions. The link is close because Goto Noboru, the great
boss of ...
Another section chief of the Tokko in Kagoshima, Okuno Seisuke, was vice-
minister of home affairs, education minister and justice minister, before becoming
director-general of the National Land Agency in the Takeshita cabinet formed in ...
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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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