Japan’s Development Trajectory. Sara Hsu. Development Influences. Japan’s geography Followed Western nations in industrialization Population (see map) Industrialization (see map). Political-Economic History. Tokugawa through Meiji Closing off to trade after encounter with Westerners
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Followed Western nations in industrialization
Population (see map)
Industrialization (see map)
Post-Korean War to Eighties
Post-Korean War slump
Increase in domestic demand
Second agricultural revolution
Booming in sixties and seventies
Financial economy in eighties
Industrial power grew between 1881 and 1937
Accompanied by increase in capital stock and horsepower
Started with textile industry
Located from Tokyo through Nagoya and Osaka, to Fukuoka in the northern part of Kyushu
At the end of the nineteenth century, inventions such as scientific measuring instruments, armaments, textiles and food industry inventions were created.
After World War II, additional technology was transferred to Japan from the West.
Japan focused on industrialization and improvement of innovation during the Meiji period
Japan focused on light industry and then textile industry
Post-WWII decline was countered by pro-reindustrialization policies
Zaibatsu refer to large, family-controlled banking and industrial conglomerates in Japan
The four largest zaibatsu before WWII were: Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Yasuda