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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In fact, the movement's most direct inspiration was a proposal adopted by the
Naimusho that was 'a thinly veiled version of the Nazi labor program'.38 These
pre-war European fascist ideas still survive in Japanese labour- management ...
The leftist Nikkyoso adamantly opposes anything that might suggest a hankering
after pre-war days. The Ministry of Education, whose wartime ranks remained
relatively intact, with 'depurged' officials rejoining it in 1950-1 along with former ...
53 On the other hand, most prominent members of the General Secretariat of the
Supreme Court in the early post-occupation period were dyed'in-the-wool
bureaucrats from the pre-war Ministry of Justice. They had fought against major ...
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4 The Japan Problem
The Elusive State
An Inescapable Embrace
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