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 man who wanted to govern As early as the 1970s political commentators had
been speculating that Nakasone Yasuhiro would be a possible exception in a
line of relatively featureless prime ministers . He did not disappoint them . But he
Whereas Dentsu normally receives orders through the bureaucrats , when
Nakasone Yasuhiro was prime minister he would telephone Tokyu Agency
directly to pass on instructions . The link is close because Goto Noboru , the great
boss of ...
... as Nakasone Yasuhiro , Tanaka Kakuei , Ikeda Hayato , Kishi Nobusuke and
numerous bosses ' of interest groups or gangs , this theory does not hold ;
Nakasone , for example , was no less ' individualistic ' than the foreign
counterparts with ...
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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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