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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Japanese higher education forms a hierarchy , with Todai ( the University of
Tokyo ) – more specifically , its law department - at its apex . Todai ' s graduates
have the best chance of gaining admission to the Ministry of Finance , the best ...
Conflict avoidance via hierarchy Ritual and hierarchy substitute for an
internalised set of abstractions in fostering ... can be avoided , and the
acceptance of hierarchical order in Japan appears to be the only alternative to
festering conflict .
Hierarchy begins at home , although except in highly placed families the
emphasis on ' younger ' and older ' is much less than it was before the war . ...
Hierarchy is very important in university sports clubs and cheer - leading
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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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