Karel van Wolferen
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'''Karel van Wolferen''' is a Dutch journalist and retired professor at the University of Amsterdam.
He was a panelist for the discussion about ''Japan: Political Changes'' at the [[1990 Bilderberg]].<ref name=bb1990report>[[File:Bilderberg-Conference-Report-1990.pdf]]</ref>
His book The Enigma of Japanese Power - ISBN 978-0394577968 - first published in 1989, has sold well over 650,000 copies in eleven languages, and he has authored fifteen subsequent books on Japanese politics and society. As a foreign correspondent for [[NRC Handelsblad]] he received the highest Dutch award for journalism, and over the years his articles have appeared in The [[New York Times]], The [[Washington Post]], [[The New Republic]], [[The National Interest]], [[Le Monde]] and numerous other newspapers and magazines.