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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Euphemistically called burakumin ('hamlet people'), the members of these
communities, though indistinguishable physically from non-burakumin Japanese,
are descendants of a combination of ritually 'unclean' people (butchers, leather- ...
labour, and it sustains back and shoulder injuries at rates six times the national
average.49 At odds with the BLL are the burakumin allied with the Japan
Communist Party, which is in favour of making use of the courts and inveighs
against the ...
The denunciation tactics of this group have made it very powerful when it
confronts publishers, authors, journalists, editors and teachers. Any of these who
says anything about the burakumin minority that contradicts BLL ideology runs
the risk ...
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