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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Corporate fixers and land - sharks One case where the System has waged a
feeble campaign against one of its own extra - legal components involves the
sokaiya . ( ' general meeting fixer ' ) , a businessman type of extortionist gangster
In 1982 there were roughly 6 , 300 sokaiya - one - fifth of them operating on their
own , a quarter allied to the large crime syndicates and the rest belonging to
newly specialised extortionist gangs . By the late 1970s the sokaiya had
developed a ...
... 79 , 334 , 372 , 388 Soka Gakkai , 275 – 6 , 279 sokaiya ( gangsters ) , 105 – 6
songs , company , 167 – 8 Sonoda Sunao , 43 Sontoku ( Ninomiya Kinjiro ) , 292
Sony Corporation , 247 Sophia University , 84 Sorimachi Hiroshi , 223 South ...
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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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