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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For instance , the Asahi Shimbun , which has the most prestige , is inclined to
frown on anything Japan ' s ' rightist ' forces are supposed to stand for , including
pleas for a greater Japanese share in the burden of its own military security .
9 Kimura Kihachiro , ' 33 nendo yosan o meguru atsuryoku ' ( Pressure on the
budget of fiscal 1958 ) , Chuo Koron , May 1958 , pp . 124 – 31 . 10 See , for
instance , Asahi Shimbun , editorial , 16 March 1957 . 11 The photographer
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
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The Japan Problem
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