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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The Japan Problem for the Japanese As a nation, Japan is a problem for itself
because the way Japanese power is exercised results in conflicts with, and
isolation from, other countries. But Japan is also a problem for Japanese
Liberal-minded members of the aforementioned committee for education reforms
went so far as to suggest, in conversations with press representatives, that the
problem reflects a disorder of Japanese society in general - thus revealing an ...
It is essentially and by definition a problem of political legitimacy. I say by
definition, because among other things legitimacy always implies a condition
where the right to rule has clearly been established. The legitimacy problem On
the face 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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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review
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