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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They are referred to as jinmyaku – jin meaning ' personal and myaku a ' vein '
such as is found in mineral deposits , so that jinmyaku means a vein , or web , of
personal connections running through the fabric of society . Jinmyaku are much ...
The value of an employee to his company is largely determined by his jinmyaku .
The effective pursuit of corporate aims depends to a great extent on who the
managers can get hold of on the telephone to fix what needs to be fixed . For
... T . Ratcliffe , Kodansha Encyclopaedia of Japan , vol . 2 , 1983 , p . 28 . 40
Mikuni Akio , Occasional Paper No . 2 : Mikuni on Banking , Mikuni & Co . , 1987 ,
p . 6 . 41 Ibid . , p . 6 . 42 Jin Ikko , Okura kanryo : cho - eriito shudan no jinmyaku
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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