Japan's War Economy

Japan's War Economy

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This book explores the substantial and dynamic innovations of the wartime era, identifying this period as the most influential for Japan's post-war economic structure. Erich Pauer and a team of leading Japanese and German scholars discuss important aspects of the Japanese wartime economy, including: * ideological background * the Japanese 'planned economy' * technical mobilization * women and the war economy * socio-economic change * food shortages, the black market and economic crime * national policy companies * financial reformsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.19mm | 340g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138880949
  • 9781138880948

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"This is a fine collection of contributions....[Pauer's] introduction and bibliographical note add to the value of the book."-"Journal of Japanese Studiesshow more

Table of contents

Introduction Erich Pauer 1. The Japanese war economy as a 'planned economy' Nakamura Takafusa, University of Tokyo, Japan 2. The ideological background of the Japanese war economy: visions of the 'reformist bureaucrats' Ortrude Kerde, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany 3. Japan's technical mobilization in the second world war Erich Pauer 4. Women and the war economy in Japan Regine Mathias, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany 5. A new order for Japanese society: planned economy, neighbourhood associations and food distribution in Japanese cities in the second world war Erich Pauer 6. Drawbacks to controls on food distribution: food shortages, the black market and economic crime Anke Scherer, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany 7. National policy companies and their role in Japan's wartime economy Silke Susann Otto, University of Marburg, Germany 8. Wartime financial reforms and the transformation of the Japanese financial system Okazaki Tetsuji, University of Tokyo, Japan 9. The transformation of the Japanese economy Ito Osamu, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan A short bibliographical note Erich Pauer Contributorsshow more

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