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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In 1982 the serious deterioration in relations between the U S president and the
Japanese prime minister was halted when Kishi Nobusuke subtly blocked the re-
election of Suzuki Zenko. In the early summer of that year Tanaka Kakuei had ...
One of the closest associates of Tojo Hideki, reform bureaucrat Kishi Nobusuke,
who as the most powerful official in the wartime Ministry of Munitions was the
central figure among executors of Japan's wartime industrial policy, became the ...
68 Yamaguchi Asao, 'Kishi, Ikeda, Sato shusho no "kinmyaku" rimenshi' [The
secret history of the 'money networks' of prime ministers Kishi, Ikeda and Sato],
Hoseki, April 1976, p. 108. 69 Shimizu Ikko, 'Seizaikai no kage no jitsuryokusha,
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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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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review
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