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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To believe that these predictable assertions reflect personal opinions would be
doing injustice to the intellectual capacities of ... of sake or, more rarely, a sudden
realisation on their part that you are not going to believe the official line anyway.
... they were minor, and had in any case been part of earlier bureaucratic plans.
The Maekawa Committee represented one more failure to steer the System. The
outside world, however, wanting to believe that Japan had a government after all,
Some Americans have begun to believe that the bilateral friction is caused by
reprobate schemers in Tokyo. In a milder temper, the term 'unfair' is widely used
to describe Japanese practises. This moralistic position did not seem to shock a ...
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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
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