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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Habatsu ' politics Political commentary in Japanese newspapers concentrates
almost solely on what clique leaders are doing to keep or gain leverage over
each other . When in the spring of 1987 Takeshita Noboru finally declared his ...
themselves , highly placed habatsu members are expected to campaign on
behalf of their fellow members and against LDP candidates belonging to other
habatsu . Local LDP offices , where they exist at all , are meaningless and may
even be ...
Different habatsu have varying reputations among bureaucrats . The members of
Abe Shintaro ' s habatsu , formerly Fukuda ' s clique , are said to be very
demanding , whereas the bureaucrats generally feel comfortable and relaxed
with a ...
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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