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 tenfco
was a major feature, the United States occupation authorities disbanded the
Naimusho and decentralised the police, making them answerable to prefectural
A large number of Tokko officials escaped being purged through reshuffling
manoeuvres that eluded SCAP.52 Half of the fourteen Naimusho bureaucrats
appointed as supervisors of all police activity (including the Tokko) between 1935
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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