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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A firm that accepts an amakudari bureaucrat from the construction ministry is
guaranteed at least one large construction project. A tacit agreement exists
among the 'competing' firms to respect political decisions from the ministry in
such a ...
Its members take it for granted that the LDP will endorse them for national
elections in larger numbers than officials from other ministries. They also expect
to receive the highest amakudari positions that the business hierarchy can offer,
In order to safeguard its amakudari programme the ministry has helped establish
new institutions such as housing loan companies, and has succeeded in
supplying presidents to some of them.49 A beneficial byproduct of the
competition for ...
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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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