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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Between 30 and 40 per cent of newcomers to the Yamaguchi - gumi are
bosozoku members . 33 Throughout this century police and corporations have
used gangsters to counterbalance Marxist influence . At the time of the 1960
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In his memoirs Taoka claimed that his gang had protected the Kobe police
headquarters against attacks by a Korean gang that he helped eliminate . During
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On top of all this , leadership problems in the Yamaguchi - gumi following the
death of Taoka led to an all - out gang war in the ... But a rival , an advocate of
more moderate policies , had by then founded an alternative Yamaguchigumi ,
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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
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