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 bureaucrats also preside over a proliferation of public and semi- public
corporations serving all manner of economic and political purposes - including,
incidentally, the provision of post-retirement sinecures for the bureaucrats
Harnessed capitalists Between the small and medium-sized enterprises at the
bottom of the industrial hierarchy and the ministerial-corporate top lies the highly
disciplined array of firms that has made Japan famous in the post-war world.
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.
This steeply ...
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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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