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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Perhaps no other country is so regularly examined by journalists and scholars for
signs of impending change : not just the ... At the same time , demands by labour
were going to bring about drastic changes in the socio - economic structure .
To interpret the emergence of the zoku as a sign of essential changes in the
relationship between bureaucrats and politicians , and thus as a harbinger of a
change in the way Japan would be governed , was , however , more than a little ...
Since the interests of the various administrator groups are accommodated , none
is eager for changes in the nature of the System ; and thus , unlike their pre - war
predecessors , the current administrators appear to have solved the problem of ...
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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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