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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Rightists are given much freedom to cruise through traffic with blaring sound -
trucks and to make deafening speeches on busy street corners . They are in fact
allowed to disturb and obstruct meetings sponsored by the Socialist Party , with
It is made explicit in the instructions used for training bureaucrats : The
organisational climate that makes possible this kind of groupism peculiar to our
country stems from our national traditions , from the fact that our country consists
of a ...
After establishing the fact that the chances of an opposition coalition government
have all but disappeared , the article predicts the end of the 1955 system , just as
we saw Nakasone doing earlier . It relates this to what it considers the two main ...
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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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