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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Kiko Kenkyukai , Kensetsusho zankoku , op . cit . ( n . 17 ) , pp . 70 – 3 , 82 - 9 . 32
Mainichi Shimbun , 10 December 1986 . 33 Ito , Zankoku kensetsu , op . cit . ( n .
Tsuyokatta kanryo OB : jimin hireiku meibojun kettei ' , Asahi Shimbun , 18 June
1986 . 80 The meeting at which this was decided was held on 4 December 1987 .
81 Tanaka himself could ignore the bureaucrats when it suited him , as when ...
Watanabe Yasuo , ' Sengoha kanryo ron ' ( On post - war bureaucrats ) , Chuo
Koron , September 1960 , p . 206 . 44 Oda Keisuke , ' Doyukai ' , Jiyu , November
1970 , p . 170 . 45 Kimura Takeo , ' Sanken ' , Chuo Koron , July 1971 , p . 188 .
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The Japan Problem
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