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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Also , Japanese prosecutors try to be scrupulously fair within the interpretation of
fairness prevalent in the judicial ... The problem with the Japanese prosecutor is
that , once he has decided to prosecute , he will not accept being shown in the ...
Hiranuma was the epitome of the Japanese politicised prosecutor . ... There is
reason to suspect regular miscarriages of justice caused by the prosecutors '
nearly unassailable position , since being openly contradicted in Japan entails a
89 For seven years before the great Lockheed bribery scandal , the prosecutors
had done nothing about the rampant structural corruption among politicians . The
previous big case , the Nittsu bribery scandal of 1968 , had demoralised the ...
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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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