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Japan's zombie politics: a tragedy in four parts

Author: Fujiwara, Hajime Publisher: Creation Culture, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 318 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9789579567787Type of document: Book
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Japan's Zombie Politics A Tradegy in Four Parts Contents · HAJIME FUJIWARA Japan's Zombie Politics 1 Introduction- A Nation of Zombies Koizumi Junichiro and Japanese Politics / Diagnosing Japan's Malady / The Revival of Japanese Xenophobia / Worse than JeanBedel Bokassa / The Diagnostic Method / Twenty Years of Worsening Health / Zombies and Walpurgis Night Part I. From the Cellar to the Witch's Kitchen 17 Chapter 1- A String of Three Generations Daybreak of Japan-U.S. Relations and Yokosuka / Grandpa's Journeys into Populism / History Textbooks after the High Treason Incident / People Who Won't Learn from History / From Financial Disaster to Nouveau Riche Bubble / The Genetic Transfer of the Hawkish Mentality / The Koizumi Family's Anti-Tojo Propaganda / Similarities of the Konoe and Koizumi Administrations / Saving the LDP, Destroying Japan / Leaders and Imposters 47 Chapter 2- Hidden History Misgivings before Koizumi's Ascendancy / Koizumi's Enigmatic Past /A Suspicious Suicide / Koizumi's Sons in the Foreign Media / Toilet Humor / From Spoiled Child to Narcissist / Control by an Unelected Empress / Hiding in Paris and London / Koizumi's Rape Incident / Koizumi's Play-Abroad / "Rapist!" Rap / Japanese Politics as a Subject of Psychoanalysis / Diagnosing Psychopaths / Japan Syndrome: Without True Leadership Part II. Evening at Forest and Cavern 83 Chapter 3- The Koizumi Cabinet Slapstick Comedy / "I want to avenge a disservice" / Tanaka Makiko's Quaker Education / Japan's Quaker Connection / America's Plans for Cultivating Talented People / Merits of Liberal Arts Education / Failure of Tanaka-Koizumi Partnership / Tanaka's Strange Link to Beijing / China's Trickery and Japan's Outperformed Diplomacy / Hereditary Diet Members Syndrome / Japan's Dried-Up Spring of Talent / How to Fix Japan's Political Decay 113 Chapter 4- A Chronicle of Zombies The Zombie Society's Emergence / Obuchi, Aoki, and the Backroom Deal / Why Did Aoki Lie? / Aoki, Castle Warden / Before Takeshita's Death / The Depth of Tanaka's Malice / Intentionally Mistranslating the Strategic Impediment Initiative / America's Strategy for Japan / Zombie Public Investment / The Zombies Dynasty's Distal Roots / Embarrassing Posturing by Japan's Prime Ministers / Mori's Amazing Episodes / The Foreign Ministry's Misappropriation Scandal / Uncomplimentary Visit to America / Recovering a Respected and Proud Japanese People Part III. Walpurgis Night 149 Chapter 5- Pariah Capitalism The Postal Privatization Election / Hegemonies Established through Coups / Referendum for Absolute Power / The Media's Role in the Yasukuni Restoration / Junk Food Paradise / Pariah Capitalism / The Common Good / Against the Tyrant / Social Retrogression and Humanity's Decay / Midwesterners' Hardworking Character / America's Two Republicanisms / Populism is Fascism's Next of Kin / Populists and Libertarians / Nobody One Calls Himself a Libertarian 187 Chapter 6- Reform with Sanctuary Bogus Reformer / Koizumi and His Opponents in Cahoots / Statesmen and Politicians / Scandalous Family / Thuggish Election Campaign / Koizumi's Alchemy / The Tool of Foreign Capital / Opposing Someone Who Says Nothing / Under the Spell of Cult Politics / Total Revolution and Encroaching Totalitarianism / Japan' s Destroyed Democracy 219 Chapter 7- Drunken Diplomacy Hit-And-Miss Diplomacy / An Officially Unofficial National Document / Mickey Mouse Politics /Abe Shinzo's Play-Abroad / Behind Japan's Hawkish Policy / Mysterious Human Connection / The Self-Defense Forces' Dispatch to Iraq / The Foreign Ministry's Lack of Intelligence / Koizumi's Spontaneous North Korea Visit / From North Korea to Russia / Koizumi's Yasukuni Visits / Japanese Never Investigate War Crimes / Japan's Postwar Pacifism / Manchuko and the New Iraq / Koizumi as Putin's Plaything / Wu Yi's Last-Minute Cancellation / China's Attempted Unocal Buyout /Age ofNew Cooperation and Business Partnership / Despotism is the Asian Game / The Future ofAsia's Three Patrimonial States / Lessons of the Russo-Japanese War Part IV. A Dismal Day at the Dungeon 271 Chapter 8- Japan Nothing Perfunctory Japanese Coverage by the World Media /An Unearthly Sign / L.A.'s Deserted Little Tokyo / Lies and Random Behavior / Comic Book Maniac Becomes Foreign Minister! / First-Class Seats at America's Best Schools / Japanese Universities Have Lost Their Standard / The Role of Higher Education / "Boys Be Ambitious" Now / The Most Distinguished Figures in Modern Japan / Japanese Who Studied Abroad Built Modern Japan / Some Young Japanese Pioneers / A Message from Pro-Japanese Taiwanese 307 Afterthoughts 313 Translator's note 314 About the author

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