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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Even so , the only union federation permitted to exist was Sodomei , which
timorously steered away from any confrontation . At its pre - war peak ,
membership in the unions accounted for less than 8 per cent of the workforce . "
Yet even this ...
A preferred tactic of companies with troublesome unions was to establish a
moderate rival union . Within a short time this alternative union would generally
attract many more members than the activist union , since employees soon
Lower - class workers are paid considerably less than union members , risk
losing their jobs in periods of economic ... But unions are not welcome on this
level , and the administrators have sufficient control to allow no other significant ...
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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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