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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of the major newspapers , who stick with him wherever he goes and pick up
whatever he says . When Nakasone was prime minister , kisha club members
were forbidden to follow him only during his weekly meditation at a Zen temple .
Foreign journalists , diplomats and businessmen tend to trust the information
given in Japanese newspapers because of its very uniformity . There is nothing
like an air of unanimity concerning political events , of conveying the ' voice of the
Deference to the artificial reality that props up the System is habitual among
newspaper editors . ... But in January 1988 the problem vanished from the pages
of the newspapers to make room for reports on how the government was
planning to ...
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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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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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