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 ...
Nissan (the parent firm of what has today become the Nissan Motor Company
and the Hitachi conglomerate) was chosen because its leader, Ayukawa Gisuke,"
a relative and political associate of Kishi Nobusuke, was not, in the eyes of the ...
69 Shimizu Ikko, 'Seizaikai no kage no jitsuryokusha, Kishi Nobusuke no shotai' [
The true nature of Kishi Nobusuke, a shadow heavyweight of the political and
business world], Hoseki, January 1976, esp. pp. 90-8. 70 For an anthology of the
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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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