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 recipient must in turn acknowledge the goodness of the established social
order; political heterodoxy elicits tough measures. Nannies, monitors and
missionaries From the time of its formation in the 1870s it was understood that
like Uemura and Kishi were trying to establish, and showed concern over the
great admiration that Uemura, after a study trip to Nazi Germany, expressed for
Hitler's economic management.34 The second Keidanren chief, Ishizaka Taizo,
had a ...
Using 70 per cent of the newly established Naimusho's budget, Okubo helped
establish a large cluster of government factories; merged a government marine
transport firm with Mitsubishi's shipping company to eliminate United States and ...
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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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4 The Japan Problem
The Elusive State
An Inescapable Embrace
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