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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There seems to have been considerable room for leniency in the Heian period .
But in the Muromachi period ( 1333 – 1568 ) a great deal of cruelty became
common , and did not disappear until after the opening of the country . In the two
and a ...
The most famous slogan of the Meiji period was ' fukoku kyohei ' , ' rich country ,
strong military ' , and the response to the real or imaginary external threat was an
effort to make Japan invincible . Industrialisation at a furious tempo was taken ...
12 The number of martyrdoms recognised by Rome for the period 1597 – 1660 is
3 , 125 . This includes only those executed or who died under torture , and not the
many who died as a result of ill treatment and destitution . The Jesuit and ...
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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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