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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Indeed , the two arrangements that have most powerfully determined the nature
of Japan ' s post - war industrial growth are both inherited from wartime economic
legislation : first , the financial relationships around which the keiretsu industrial ...
26 This was the original model for the post - war keiretsu financing . 27 The
extraordinarily close relations between Japanese firms and their ' main bank '
date from the final months of the Second World War . Most large Japanese
A major institution for reducing such uncertainty is the distribution keiretsu ' , a
constraining web of relationships tying wholesalers and retailers in with a
particular manufacturer . The distribution keiretsu together constitute what is
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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