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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The judges themselves seem almost equally malleable , and have allowed their
authority to slip from their grasp . Post - war judges are in theory independent of
administrative control , and may be judged only by their colleagues . But the ...
the Supreme Court sometimes instructs lower courts as to the kind of decision it
expects them to make , for example in the areas of labour and medicine . In 1987
it was revealed that in Decemer 1983 the Supreme Court had summoned judges
Japanese police , procurators , and judges think of the confession as the ' king of
evidence ' ( shoko no o ) . It is the decisive element of proof sought by every
procurator before he takes a case into court and the single most important item ...
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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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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review
The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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