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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More nationalistically inclined Japanese may, however, consider the 'flexibility'of
Japanese thought a virtue. Prime Minister Nakasone appeared proud of it when,
in an interview on national television in August 1984, he implied that it has ...
For him, there was no middle ground between the conservatives and the
communists.50 Post-war careers of the 'thought police' In his cell in Sugamo
Prison, Hiranuma Kiichiro, the powerful public procurator and model social-
24 Ogyu Sorai is an interesting subject of debate among historians of Tokugawa
thought. He appeared to condone dishonest manipulation by the ruler as long as
this served to achieve the moral purposes of the Confucian Way. Maruyama ...
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