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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One detects it in the admonishing tone of instructions suddenly emanating from
the loudspeaker on a police box or cruising patrol car . In the apartment - block
districts of some smaller cities the police may try to make people feel part of a ...
police force who reveal leftist leanings are deemed unsuitable for police work
and filtered out . ” One author , who served for ten years with the police in Hyogo
prefecture , describes the automatic retort of Aka ! ' ( ' red ' or communist ' ) that ...
Regional public safety commissions still exert theoretical control ; but aside from
the fact that these tend to be composed of old - fashioned conservatives with
rightist histories , " the police force is in any case highly centralised . A quarter of
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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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