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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And it is kept inefficient because the purposes of a giant organisation with virtual
control over practically all agricultural endeavour are well served thereby. This
organisation, which is generally referred to as the nokyo,21 is an indispensable ...
The communist organisation is heir to the same habits of Japanist political
thought and behaviour as the mainstream components of the System. Until the
1960s the party justified its decisions with reference to the infallibility of the Soviet
31 With the Maintenance of Public Peace Law of 1900, which denied workers the
right to organise. 32 Ikeda Makoto, 'Roshi kyocho seisaku no keisei: Naimusho
shakaikyoku setchi no igi ni tsuite' [Formation of policy for co-operation between ...
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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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4 The Japan Problem
The Elusive State
An Inescapable Embrace
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