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 communication gap , dating from the early 1970s , that separates Japan from
the West as well as from some of its ... Several commonly cherished fictions cloud
the perception of outsiders and complicate communication , two of them being ...
The VAN ( Value Added Network , i . e . advanced data communication services )
war was one in which foreigners , mainly Americans , were prodded to participate
. In MITI ' s eyes the new subsector belonged to the realm of the so - called ...
7 Kato Shuichi , personal communication . 8 The importance of entrance exams
for one suburb of Tokyo is well described by Ezra Vogel in Japan ' s New Middle
Class , University of California Press , 1967 . The most elaborate studies of 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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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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