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
50 lice " ) to Facial Higher Policeople had come to Post - war careers of the
thought police ' In his cell in Sugamo Prison , Hiranuma Kiichiro , the powerful
public procurator and model social - control bureaucrat , ruminated in 1952 on
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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The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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