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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In this famous work on the divine nature of the imperial line , much was made of
the unique relationship between throne and people . To describe this
phenomenon Chikafusa used the ancient , Chinese - derived term kokutai , which
in the ...
He made the emperor issue an ' imperial message ' listing a number of
ordinances henceforth to be referred to the Privy Council and including among
them all those relating to examinations , appointments , discipline , dismissals
and rankings ...
... Imperial Agricultural Association ( Nogyokai ) , 61 Imperial Army , 199 , 419
Imperial Military Reserve Association , 262 ... 427 Imperial Rescript on Education
, 260 , 282 , 291 Imperial Rule Assistance Association ( IRAA ) , 66 , 351 , 369 –
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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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