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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But , typically , when a political or industrial scandal breaks and is reported by all
media , Japan is treated to a veritable avalanche of information on it , since many
of the journalists were aware of the details all along . As one veteran foreign ...
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 ...
The Recruit scandal demonstrated the extraordinary ability of groups of
Japanese powerholders to take advantage of an unexpected tide of events to
promote their own aims . It was certainly ideal for the Japanese business
heavyweights in ...
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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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