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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the relationship between these bureaucratic and industrial bodies of Japan
remains close to a degree without parallel in the ... The bureaucrats also preside
over a proliferation of public and semipublic corporations serving all manner of ...
Bureaucrats in the LDP The Kaku - Fuku war reflected to some extent an older
struggle between bureaucrats - turned - politicians and grass - roots politicians .
Tanaka ' s was the second attempt by a grass - roots politician to wrest control
In fact , the reform bureaucrats and their apprentices dominated the post - war
leadership of the economic ministries , the central bank and the large business
federations . Given their post - war importance , the reform bureaucrats deserve 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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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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