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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See also Chapter 14. 7 A recent example is the proposed AIDS control law,
which places the doctors under no compulsion whatsoever. For an account of the
strong influence of the relevant LDP politicians over the ministry, see Inoguchi ...
33 Matsumoto Hitoshi, Koban no ura wa yami [The Darkness behind the Police
Box], Daisan Shokan, 1987, chapter 7; Ise Akifumi, Nippon keisatsu zankoku
monogatari [The Inside Story of the Japanese Police], Eeru Shuppansha, 1985, ...
For more on this seminal article, see Chapter 14. 51 Murakami Yasusuke, 'The
age of new middle mass politics: the case of Japan', Journal of Japanese Studies
, Winter 1982, pp. 29-72. 13 Ritual and Intimidation 1 Chiho Jichi Kenkyu Shiryo ...
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4 The Japan Problem
The Elusive State
An Inescapable Embrace
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