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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On 1 June socialist Diet members fought hand to hand with LDP members on the
Diet floor , and the next day the law was passed with five hundred policemen on
guard in the chambers of the Lower House . During the US occupation ...
difficult to get it amended on the floor of the Diet , since that would imply a loss of
face for the ministry concerned . In the Diet , LDP members tend to be lost without
the help of the bureaucrats . In most parliamentary systems , political discussion ...
segment of its members can fairly be so described ) , and ran a series of articles
on communist influence in the courts ... plus half of all successful candidates in
the national bar examination and even several Diet members , no revolution had
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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