The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation

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Vintage Books, 1990 - Business & Economics - 504 pages
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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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Review: The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation

User Review  - Vasil Kolev - Goodreads

This book definitely answered a lot of questions on the Japanese culture and people that I had in my head. Mostly what it describes is a combination between an autocratic bureaucracy and a cult that ... Read full review

Review: The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation

User Review  - David B - Goodreads

Journalist Karel van Wolferen makes a compelling case for the argument that there is virtually no one in control of the Japanese state: it's ruling elite consists of administrators who jockey for ... Read full review

Contents

4 The Japan Problem
1
The Elusive State
25
An Inescapable Embrace
50
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