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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The System ' s strongest component To avoid the kind of abuses of which tenko
was a major feature , the United States occupation authorities disbanded the
Naimusho and decentralised the police , making them answerable to prefectural
52 Half of the fourteen Naimusho bureaucrats appointed as supervisors of all
police activity ( including the Tokko ) between 1935 and 1945 served in the post -
war Diet . To name only those Naimusho bureaucrats who fulfilled major
The retired military men who between 1885 and 1906 headed the Naimusho '
virtually comprise the Who ' s Who of the Army and Navy ' : 68 The Ministry of
Education also saw to it that the elementary schools exemplified military ideals .
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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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