Dependence on the corporation often begins at home
In Japan, where Freud is of small importance and his Oedipus complex makes little sense, a Tokyo therapist once proposed a more applicable myth for his nation. Called the Ajase complex by the late psychoanalyst Heisaku Kosawa, it comes much closer to the heart of the child-mother relationship in Japan.
In ancient times, the
myth goes, the young
prince Ajase, feeling betrayed by his mother because of her sexual feelings toward his father, killed the older man. Ajase had planned to murder his mother as well but could not bring himself to do it. Ajase then broke...