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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31 Kanryo Kiko Kenkyukai, Kensetsusho zankoku, op. cit. (n. 17), pp. 70-3, 82-9.
32 Mairvichi Shimbun, 10 December 1986. 33 Ito, Zankoku kensetsu, op. cit. (n.
19), pp. 10-40. 34 Kanryo Kiko Kenkyukai, Kensetsusho zankoku, op. cit. (n.
79 '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 ...
43 Watanabe Yasuo, 'Sengoha kanryo ron' [On post-war bureaucrats], C/wo
Koron, September 1960, p. 206. 44 Oda Keisuke, 'Doyukai', Jiyu, November 1970
, p. 170. 45 Kimura Takeo, 'Sanken', Chuo Koron, July 1971, p. 188. 46 For an ...
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