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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Politicians are needed to mediate with government officials , and LDP politicians
have the best , if not the only , access to them . ? In election campaigns most LDP
politicians endlessly stress their ties with precisely those officials who can ...
from our own pocket for tickets of politicians with whom we must cultivate
connections . I personally go to about 15 – 20 parties in a year , which is a
financial burden for me . 59 Particularly in the case of the LDP , registered
income is only a ...
New LDP tribes There were other causes for the slight alteration that came about
in the relationship between the LDP and ... In fact , he was continuing a campaign
begun by Tanaka Kakuei to increase the leverage of LDP politicians over 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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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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