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 Western world. By issuing
binding instructions to the commercial banks, the Bank of Japan still maintains a
very large ...
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 over
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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