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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The yakuza are celebrated in the cinema and tolerated in the social landscape .
Just like the cowboy operating on the fringes of the law , the cinema yakuza often
champions the victims of injustice . Unlike the cowboy , however , he is never ...
sentimentalism , he began to realise how persuasive it is for the yakuza
themselves . ' Neither logic nor money can control a self - willed gangster . But by
brandishing the supreme and irrational principle of the " fatherhood ” of the boss ,
39 The great succession war In the 1980s the relationship between police and
yakuza became somewhat uncomfortable . Weapon smuggling increased
considerably , while in some prefectures mobsters were mowing each other
down , as if ...
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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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