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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Its purpose was to channel money directly to the parties ' headquarters , thereby
obviating the factionalism and unseemly individual scrambles and helping to
unify the ' conservatives ' . ” Its successor , the People ' s Association ( Kokumin ...
In the 1920s the parties were seen from the Japanist perspective as
embodiments of an unsightly and immoral competitive urge for personal power .
Rather than unifying the people with imperial rule , they were portrayed as
intruders who ...
The fledgling political parties dating from the Meiji period had by then , despite
systematic obstruction , come sufficiently into their own to compete for power .
They had linked up with big business and together they counterbalanced the
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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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