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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From war-financing to post-war 'keiretsu The foundations of the wartime financial
control structure were laid years before the ... It planned therefore to combine the
offices of minister of finance and governor of the Bank of Japan into a financial ...
The Ministry of Finance bureaucrats' apparent concessions were in fact aimed,
first, at bringing regulations in line with the way Japanese financial institutions
were already operating, and secondly at encouraging the international ...
... 39-40; fear of resurgence of militarism, 325; financial planning, 385; see also
Army; Self- Defence Forces Mill, John Stuart, 259 Minamata, 55, 336 ministers,
32-3, 143-5 ministries, 58, 143-5, 317-18 Ministry of Agriculture, 42, 43, 53, 58,
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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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