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 harmonious relationship between management and labour that is one of the
most familiar aspects of modern Japan did not spring into being spontaneously.
Quite a few unions had to be busted before 'harmony' was established.
Crushing the mushrooms The Sangyo Hokokukai reorganisation of labour was to
a large extent inspired by the example of Nazi Germany and Mussolini's Italy. In
fact, the movement's most direct inspiration was a proposal adopted by the ...
32 Ikeda Makoto, 'Roshi kyocho seisaku no keisei: Naimusho shakaikyoku setchi
no igi ni tsuite' [Formation of policy for co-operation between management and
labour: the significance of Naimusho's social bureau], Nihon rodo kyokai zasshi,
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