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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People and Politics in a Stateless Nation Karel Van Wolferen. deals . For most
observers the Japan Problem , as the conflicts have collectively become known ,
is summed up in Japan ' s annual recordbreaking trade surpluses : $ 44 billion in
Hence the continued self - imposed handicap of doctrinal adherence to
inapplicable free - trade theories . The result has been misguided stopgap
policies . Increased congressional pressure on the Reagan administration to
cope with the ...
... everybody took for granted anyway ) , when in the spring of 1985 the Senate
passed by 92 votes to zero a non - binding resolution warning the president that ,
if he took no action with respect to trade with Japan , it would do so instead .
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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
The Japan Problem
The neglected role of power
The Elusive State
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