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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... a dominating force on the international capital and financial markets , the
cream of the elite administrators appeared to be entering a new glory period .
Every Japanese ministry usually has one principal enemy among the other
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and Kanryo Kiko Kenkyukai ( eds . ) , Shin Okurasho zankoku monogatari [ The
Inside Story of the Ministry of Finance , Part 2 ) , Eeru Shuppansha , 1980 , pp .
44 Byron K . Marshall , ' Professors and politics : the Meiji academic elite ' , in
Journal of Japanese Studies , Winter 1977 , pp . 79 – 80 . 45 Tetsuo Najita ,
Japan : The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Japanese Politics , University 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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