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 ...
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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
The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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