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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government interference in the economy is that planners at the centre can never
know enough about the many ramifications of social and economic life to make
the right decisions.6 According to this theory, centrally planned economies must ...
control associations, and had in 1941 written a tract about the 'proper relationship
' between government and business in the 'new economic order'. In this revealing
document he emphasised the need for the voluntary co-operation of business ...
As Meiji industrialisation took off, government control over the economy became
automatic, since the government either ... An economic oligarchy came into being
, consisting of politically privileged financial houses that were beholden to 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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