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.
Results 1-3 of 51
According to the constitution , executive power is vested in the cabinet . But most
Japanese cabinet ministers do not run the departments whose portfolios they
hold . They tend to have little or no influence within their ministries . The almost ...
Based on ideas inherited from the previous Ikeda cabinet , a cabinet assistant (
naikaku hosakan ) system was to be established , manned by special secretaries
advising the prime minister . The plan failed because of strong opposition from ...
His leadership ambitions were equally clear in his choice of cabinet ministers . ...
All Nakasone cabinets were distinguished by an uncommonly high number of '
strong ' ministers , and by the retention of key ministers through several of the ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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
Review: The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless NationUser Review - Arjen - Goodreads
If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review
The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
20 other sections not shown