By Minoru Sawai
The major concentration of this edited quantity is an exam of dynamic relationships between Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and the northeastern quarter of China, and the industrial improvement of every region in East Asia from the 1910s to the tip of worldwide conflict II. the advance of overseas alternate in East Asia, the family among industrialization and intake in Korea, the transactions in fertilizers and the improvement of small-scale industries in Taiwan are accurately tested. at the moment, East Asia is an enormous monetary heart of the realm. it is important to seem heavily not just at each side of the “exploitation or improvement lower than colonization” paradigm but in addition on the prewar elements that spurred East Asian fiscal progress within the postwar many years. A noteworthy attribute of the japanese colonial empire was once the shut financial and geographic family between Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and the northeastern quarter of China. monetary integration in the empire reinforced significantly within the interwar years and remained excessive even throughout the warfare compared to that during ecu nations and their colonies. What was once the irreversible switch in every one colonial economic system through compelled incorporation into the japanese empire? What was once the effect on fiscal topics reminiscent of retailers, brands, managers, and employees during the colonial regime? This e-book presents readers with wide views which are crucial on condition that the standards mentioned herein are the historic origins of present issues.
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Capital accumulation was under way, involving people in the local societies (Huh 1993; Kazama 2007; Kimura 1981). Finally, in the following section, the issue of workforce transfer will be investigated to highlight important characteristics of the capitalism in question. In relation to the division of labor within the Japanese empire, attention should be paid to the large-scale transfers of workforce which occurred in a short period of time, as well as the transfers of capital and commodities. Between 1919 and 1940, the number of Japanese in Guandongzhu increased continuously from 65,382 to 202,827; in Taiwan, from 153,330 to 346,663 and in Korea, from 346,619 to 689,790.
The rice production in mainland Japan became no longer able to fulfill the growing rice demand in a growing non-farm population. The improvement of living standards entailed increased sugar consumption. Therefore the Japanese government attempted to substitute agricultural products of the colonies for those previously imported from foreign countries. It is well known that the government spent a large amount of money in the rice production development ¯ mameuda 1993; Nakajima program implemented in the colonies (Kawai 1986; O 1997, 1999).
22 K. Hori Percent 30 Japan (All Imported Goods) Taiwan (All Imported Goods) Korea (All Imported Goods) Manchuria (All Imported Goods) Japan (Dutiable Goods) Taiwan (Dutiable Goods) Korea (Dutiable Goods) 25 20 15 10 5 1940 1938 1936 1934 1932 1930 1928 1926 1924 1922 1920 1918 1916 1912 1914 1910 1908 1906 1904 1902 1900 1898 1896 1894 1892 1890 1888 1886 1884 1882 0 Fig. 1. As for Manchuria, Minami Manshu Tetsudo¯ Kabushiki Kaisha (1932). Mansh u bo¯eki nenpo¯ sho¯wa 6 nen; Manshukoku Zaiseibu(Keizaibu) (each month); Kokumuin So¯mucho¯ (Publication year unknown).
Economic Activities Under the Japanese Colonial Empire by Minoru Sawai