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 newspapers never really 'take on' the System. They will occasionally rage at
some of its elements, but are rarely consistent for more than a few weeks. And the
rage is often to the benefit of competing elements. Most important, they make ...
The prime minister is followed every day by several people from each 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 ...
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 move the capital,
and in that process alleviate the land price problem. About every ten to fifteen ...
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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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