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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True , Japanese corporations operate in an extremely favourable political climate
in so far as industrial expansion remains the national goal in the eyes of
economic officials and the LDP , and most of the methods used to achieve this
goal are ...
The bureaucrats also preside over a proliferation of public and semipublic
corporations serving all manner of economic and political purposes - including ,
incidentally , the provision of post - retirement sinecures for the bureaucrats
By 1985 an ocean of liquidity had formed , as the banking community and
monetary authorities pushed loans and encouraged corporations to increase
their assets . Prices on the real - estate and stock markets began to rise sharply .
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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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