Materials for the Study of Private Law in Old Japan Volume 1

Materials for the Study of Private Law in Old Japan Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...went for governmental purposes, --sundry yaku, rice tax, etc. The city expenses (clw-nuhi) altogether required 155,000 ryo. This left about 876,000 ryo. Out of this should be taken 70,000 ryo, the estimated rent for the houses occupied by the owners and their agents (shikiri-ukeoi-nin; probably the same as iyemori in Osaka). This left some 806,000 as the net receipts of the landlords. The question was how this could be reduced. The gross rental of 547,000 was first reduced by-j, giving 508,000 ryo as a low estimate based on a 5-years average. Then the 16,000 ryo of government taxes were taken out, being fixed and irreducible. Then the former amounts of 155,000 (city expenses) and 70,000 (nominal rental) were subtracted, leaving some 268,000 ryo as the net rental of the landlords. This was 38,000 ryo less than before. But the above 155,000 ryo (city expenses) were to be reduced by 62,000 ryo or thus reaching ultimately about 93,000 ryo. The whole amount of 155,000 ryo, however, was still to be collected; but out of it the landlords were to be paid back for a while the 38,000 ryo constituting the difference between their former and their present net receipts; because the requirement of an immediate lowering of their rental to sucii an amount would be unjust. The remaining 24,000 (62,000--38,000) was to be laid aside as a fund, and this fund would increase from time to time. The reason given for this wsis that the individual reduction which this sum would produce when apportioned would be very small; while Yedo was in great need of a large provision against fire and famine, as experience had taught. Ofthe total amount, 62,000, therefore, ultimately would be added to this fund, returned to the landlords, and applied to local expenses. Provision more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • English
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  • 123658161X
  • 9781236581617