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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50 Chalmers Johnson , ' MITI and Japanese international economic policy ' , in R
. A . Scalapino ( ed . ) , The Foreign Policy of Modern Japan , University of
California Press , 1977 , pp . 23 - 45 . 51 Chitoshi Yanaga , Big Business in
See also Chalmers Johnson , MITI and the Japanese Miracle , Stanford
University Press , 1982 , p . 134 . See Chapter 5 . For a detailed account of the '
telecommunications wars ' and the dynamics of both ministries , see Chalmers
Nakamura Takafusa , Economic Growth in Prewar Japan , Yale University Press ,
1983 , p . 156 . 7 Chalmers Johnson , MITI and the Japanese Miracle , Stanford
University Press , 1982 , pp . 102 – 3 . 8 Nakamura , Economic Growth , op . cit .
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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