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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9 Kimura Kihachiro, '33 nendo yosan o meguru atsuryoku' [Pressure on the
budget of fiscal 1958], ChuoKoron, May 1958, pp. 124-31. 10 See, for instance,
Asahi Shimbun, editorial, 16 March 1957. 1 1 The photographer Eugene Smith,
Only the DSP gets money from business, which is no surprise as it votes with the
LDP. 59 'Nosabaru "paatii shoho" oshitsuke ni naku kigyo', Asahi Shimbun, 4
September 1984 (evening edition). 60 Walter McLaren, A Political History of
6 Asahi Shimbun, 21 April 1986. 7 Personal communication from a mutual friend.
8 See also the comments of George Murakami, the veteran weekly commentator
on the Japanese economy, Asahi Evening News, 27 April 1987. 9 For the ...
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