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 theories marketed under the nihonjinron label may conflict with each other in
their parts, but all reiterate common themes of contrast between Japanese and
Western thinking and behaviour. Warm, wet and illogical On the whole, ...
Very little serious writing by Japanese on anything relating to their society is
entirely free of nihonjinron influence. It is also amazing how much nihonjinron
has crept into assessments by foreign authors. The possibility of coercion or ...
Inspired by a survey on the Japanese way of thinking conducted by the Institute
for Statistical Mathematics, affiliated to the Ministry of Education, Yamamoto
Shichihei, a major nihonjinron author, has concluded that Japan's youth are
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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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