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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Nearly all post - war Japanese prime ministers who exercised any influence at all
have been graduates of Todai – with the conspicuous exceptions of Tanaka
Kakuei and Takeshita Noboru . In most post - war cabinets the crucial portfolios ...
When Tanaka Kakuei became MITI minister , he was given Konaga as a
secretary , and Konaga remained in the post when Tanaka became prime
minister . Thanks to this connection , and to his own undoubtedly superior skills ,
9° The Lockheed case could be tackled whole - heartedly only when the then
prime minister , Miki Takeo , showed that he would do nothing to protect Tanaka
Kakuei . Even though details of the scandal first came to light abroad , in the ...
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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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