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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36 Emperor Mutsuhito (posthumously called Meiji) did not take this advice,
though eventually he was made to set another kind of example by adding milk
and beef to his diet. It was believed that since these products came from a big
and sturdy ...
18 Institutionalising irresponsibility The first thing the new rulers did, in an attempt
to solve their colossal legitimacy problem, was to move the Meiji emperor from
his palace in Kyoto to the shogunal castle in Edo, which was renamed Tokyo.
In a booklet published in 1985 by the Association of Shinto Shrines and aimed at
middle-school pupils, the old myth of the emperor as a descendant of the sun
goddess is reinstated, and a number of LDP members of parliament have again ...
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4 The Japan Problem
The Elusive State
An Inescapable Embrace
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