In my opinion, Roger Pulvers’ Dec. 30 Counterpoint article, “Is juggernaut Japan being driven to destruction (and no one’s to blame)?,” lacks the power to persuade because it comes off as another stereotyped view of social trends by a foreign journalist.
Pulvers appears to have weaved his own story by picking up news reports of big events and connecting them with statements from people he respects. According to him, Japanese companies and political parties have fundamental policies that they try to push through over any objection, as in the days of Japan’s militarism.
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