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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Of all the section chiefs and bureaucrats of higher rank in the Ministry of Finance,
88-6 per cent are from Todai. For the Foreign Ministry the figure is 76 per cent, for
the National Land Agency 73-5 per cent and for the Ministry of Transportation ...
Only 0-2 per cent of all Japanese corporations employ more than 1,000 workers (
though this percentage still represents more than 2,000 companies). Self-
employed workers and family workers (mainly women) form 29 per cent of the ...
The latter dominated 70-80 per cent of all lending in Japan.2 The Ministry of
Finance had the overall supervision, while the Ministry of Munitions allocated the
funds.26 This was the original model for the post-war keiretsu financing. 27 The ...
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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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