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 ...
The previous big case, the Nittsu bribery scandal of 1968, had demoralised the
procuracy to a considerable extent, since most prosecutors in the special
investigation department of the Tokyo district prosecutors' office were
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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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review
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