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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If plaintiffs insist on a clear decision from the court , they may be given to
understand that because of their nonco - operation the case will most likely go
against them . Judges themselves tend to believe that to choose to pursue a case
16 Confucius rejected absolute loyalty to an overlord in favour of loyalty to
principle , to the Way . " The result was a goodly company of martyrs , who have
given their lives in defense of the Way ' . 18 This tradition has given the Chinese ,
at the ...
The famous reform bureaucrat Sakomizu Hisatsune , whom we met in Chapter 14
, was given an office in the Dentsu building . The administrators repaid Yoshida
for his wartime and occupation period services by turning Dentsu into one of the ...
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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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