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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of his followers appointed construction minister . Tanaka Kakuei is the most
famous example of such a leader . Construction Ministry officials , like other
Japanese bureaucrats , are ambivalent about ' strong ' ministers . On the one
hand , they ...
Every Japanese ministry usually has one principal enemy among the other
ministries . For the Ministry of Construction it is the Ministry of Transport , which
has territorial claims over the roads and wants a share of the petrol tax . For the
... 39 – 40 ; fear of resurgence of militarism , 325 ; financial planning , 385 ; see
also Army ; SelfDefence Forces Mill , John Stuart , 259 Minamata , 55 , 336
ministers , 32 – 3 , 143 – 5 ministries , 58 , 143 – 5 , 317 – 18 Ministry of
Agriculture , 42 ...
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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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