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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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 ...
Shafu 'culture' that gives a company its identity. Shingikai deliberation council.
Shinko shukyo newly formed religion. Shunto spring labour offensive. Sokaiya
stockholders' meeting fixer, extortionist. Tatemae Glossary of Japanese Words.
... 327 Sodomei, 66, 67, 70 Sohyo, 69-70, 71, 72, 73, 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
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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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