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], ChuoKoron, May 1958, pp. 124-31. 10 See, for instance,
Asahi Shimbun, editorial, 16 March 1957. 1 1 The photographer Eugene Smith,
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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