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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On the contrary , the Chinese ideas merely strengthened the existing this -
worldly belief system that supported the power - holders of the day . The notions
transcending the here and now of socio - political | expediency that are inherent
in the ...
On the other hand , their ability in a crisis to sacrifice existing power relations for
the sake of a unified policy programme is vastly overrated . A paralysed
superpower For domestic purposes , this System without a core works
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As such , it diminishes our knowledge and thus our perception of socio - political
reality , which is why it can be used to disguise existing power relations and
serve those in whose interest it is to obfuscate the true political situation as part 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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