CHRONOLOGY

1947

Cold War GHQ switch from social reform to economic policy and bureaucrats pinpoint key production targets

 

GLOSSARY

alienation of bureaucrats

estrangement Entfremdung sogai

Sartrian non praxis in inert field of action cf seriality, impotence, paralysis

bureaucratese

the language of the bureaucrats

Kasumigaseki artificial language of obfuscation cf kasumigaseki bunpo

maladministration

short cuts made by bureaucrats

generally taking the form of robbing Peter to pay Paul cf sakinobashi

amakudari

descent from heaven

provision of padded post retirement jobs to bureaucrats etc cf seido hiro

aristocrats

peerage created in Meiji Era for an Upper House

peerage abolished and wealth extinguished by GHQ + bureaucrats in alliance

fuyuzei

confiscatory wealth tax of late 1940s

GHQ + bureaucrats used it to bankrupt the pre War aristocracy cf sozokuzeiho

goshido

your honourable guidance

intrusive alegal control by the bureaucrats ironic term cf maladministration

hiaringu chosa

study of informed opinion

bureaucrats ask for industry opinion at a major policy juncture by interview

sontaku

acting on another's perceived intention

bureaucrats dependent on politicians for advancement promote their policies

soundings

discreet investigation of opinion

bureaucrats research vested interests at policy junctures cf hiaringu chosa

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