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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violates unwritten rules . Although conformism is highly appreciated in Japanese
society , press commentators concluded that ijime as a means of promoting it
could not be tolerated . Liberal - minded members of the aforementioned
Many Japanese do not think the West has a case in calling Japanese trade
practices unfair , because they are hardly aware that their System is not
compatible with the rules of international commerce . Instead , they are told that it
is the ...
... in which informal relations and processes would be made explicit and in which
rules and regulations , binding on the authorities , would become inevitable : a
universe of discourse , in other words , that would horrify the top administrators .
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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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