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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As far as outsiders can tell , most Japanese accept with equanimity the daily
demands that they subordinate their ... ago , and the Japanese are today given
little or no choice in accepting arrangements that are still essentially political .
please accept my explanation , regardless of whether it has any basis in fact ' . It
connotes ... True ' understanding of people or things implies accepting them the
way they are , as long as you are not strong enough to change them . If you have
The Agriculture Ministry and the nokyo , for example , cannot accept ... of
appealing to universal principles and using legal procedures to keep order in
society , individuals and groups accept their lot only because a stronger power
holds them ...
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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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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review
The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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