SHADOW SHOGUNS by Jacob M. Schlesinger
The Rise and Fall of Japan's Postwar Political Machine

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Japan's postwar political machine was founded in the 1970s by Premier Kakuei Tanaka, a fiery populist who would be brought down by financial scandals. By the early 1990s, the machine had begun to creak and Japan fell into a deep recession as new scandals came to light. This book shows how the success and failure of Japan's political powers has helped to define a new age of competition and openness in Japanese politics.

About Jacob M. Schlesinger

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Jacob M. Schlesinger writes on economics for the" Wall Street Journal; "from 1989 to 1994, he reported on technology, trade, and Japanese politics from the" Journal'"s Tokyo bureau.
Published May 8, 1997 by Simon & Schuster. 368 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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At length, the Cold War's end, the implosion of Japan's so- called bubble economy, Western pressures for more open trade practices, and a series of sordid scandals helped put paid to the Tanaka bloc's unchallenged dominion.

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