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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But this has not turned the presidents and chairmen of industrial corporations into
Japan's secret rulers. Admittedly, the business federations, especially Keidanren,
have extraordinary powers. Keidanren is a federation of leading industrial ...
Inayama Yoshihiro, the weightiest influence in Keidanren in the 1980s (until a
year before his death in 1987), Nagano Shigeo, whose name was practically
synonymous with Japan's Chamber of Commerce and Industry The
like Uemura and Kishi were trying to establish, and showed concern over the
great admiration that Uemura, after a study trip to Nazi Germany, expressed for
Hitler's economic management.34 The second Keidanren chief, Ishizaka Taizo,
had a ...
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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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