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Technology and Urban Society

KOYANO SHOGO, Department of Human Relations, Tokiwa University. Ibaraki

ISHIZUKA HIROMICHI, Department of Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo

KURASAWA SUSUMU, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo

KOSUGE NOBUHIKO, National Land Agency, Tokyo

TANAKA YOSHIO, Faculty of Economics, Kanazawa College of Economics, Ishikawa

NAKAMURA HACHIRO, Faculty of Education, Ibaraki University, Ibaraki

NAKAGAWA KIYOSHI, Department of Contemporary Society, Japan Women's University, Tokyo

HASHIMOTO TETSUYA, Department of Economics, Kanazawa University, Ishikawa

HAYASHI IKUO, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo

Technology and Rural Society

TAMAKI AKIRA, Department of Economics, Senshu University. Tokyo

IMAMURA NARAOMI, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo

HATATE ISAO, Department of Economics, Niche University, Niche

TOMOSUGI TAKASHI, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Tokyo

NAGATA KEIJURO, Department of Agriculture, Shimane University, Shimane

SHICHINOHE CHOSEI, Department of Agricultural Economics, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido

Railways and Iron and Steel Industry

IIDA KEN'ICHl, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Engineering University. Tokyo

NAKURA BUNJI, Department of Social Science, Ibaraki University, Ibaraki

YAMAMOTO HIROFUMI, Department of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo

AOKI EIICHI, Faculty of Education, Tokyo Gakugei Daigaku, Tokyo

ISHII ICHIRO, Department of Civil Engineering, Toyo University. Tokyo

HARADA KATSUMASA, Department of Economics, Wako University, Tokyo

MASUDA HIROMI, Chief librarian, Bunkyo University, Saitama

Textile Industries

YONEKAWA SHIN'ICHI, Department of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

KIYOKAWA YUKHIKO, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

KATO KOZABURO, Department of Economics, Senshu University, Tokyo

IZUMI TAKEO, Department of Economics, Senshu University, Tokyo

Small-scale Industries

KIKUURA SHIGEO, Department of Economics, Toyo University, Tokyo

UEDA TATSUZO, Department of Sociology, Kansai University, Osaka

TAKECHI JOHZEN, Department of Economics, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima

TAKECHI KYOZO, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Kinki University, Osaka

Mining Industries

SASAKI JUNNOSUKE, Faculty of Social Studies, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

YOSHIKI FUMIO, Sendai Daiichi High School, Miyagi

MURAKUSHI NISABURO, Department of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo

KASUGA YUTAKA, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Chiba University, Chiba

Technology Transfer and Financial Institutions

SHIBUYA RYUICHI, Faculty of Economic Science, Komazawa University, Tokyo

ASAJIMA SHOICHI, Department of Business Administration, Senshu University, Tokyo

ASAI YOSHIO, Department of Economics, Seijo University, Tokyo

SAITO TOSHIHIKO, Department of Commerce, Chiba University of Commerce, Chiba

CHIBA OSAMU, Ministry of Agriculture, Tokyo

NAMIGATA SHOICHI, Department of Economics, Dokkyo University. Saitama

MUKAI YURIO, Tohoku University, Miyagi

Education and Vocational Training

TOYODA TOSHIO, Department of International Studies, Tokyo International University, Tokyo

SATO MAMORU, Faculty of Education, Akita University, Akita

IWAUCHI RYOICHI, School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Tokyo

TAKAGUCHI AKIHISA Faculty of Education, University of Tottori, Tottori

TAKEUCHI JOHZEN, Department of Economics, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima

HANADA ARATA, Department of Sociology, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo

YAMAGISHI HARUO, Faculty of Education, Oita University, Oita

YAMASHITA EIICHI, Aichi Nishio High School, Aichi

Technology and pollution

UI JUN, Department of Economics, University of Okinawa, Okinawa

IIJIMA NOBUKO, Department of Sociology. St. Andrew's University, Osaka

SHOJI YOSHIRO

SUGAI MASURO, Faculty of Economics, Kokugakuin University. Tokyo

HOSHINO YOSHIRO, Department of Economics, Teikyo University. Tokyo

Technology and Business Management

YASUOKA SHIGEAKI, Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University, Kyoto

ISHIKAWA KENJIRO, Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University, Kyoto

IWASHITA MASAHIRO, Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University, Kyoto

KOBASHI ICHIRO, Department of Law, Doshisha University, Kyoto

SEOKA MAKATO, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Shiga University, Shiga

CHIMOTO AKIKO, Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University, Kyoto

FUJITA TEIICHIRO, Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University, Kyoto

NAKAMURA KEN, Institute for the Study of Humanities and Social Sciences, Doshisha University, Kyoto

Economic Policy

NAKAMURA TAKAFUSA, Department of Home Life Administration, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo

UMEMURA MATAJI, Department of Economics, Soka University, Tokyo

ABE TAKESHI, Department of Economics, Osaka University, Osaka

SAITO OSAMU, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

TERANISHI JURO, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

BANNO JUNJI, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo

INOKI TAKENORI, Department of Economics, Osaka University, Osaka

YAMAMOTO YUZO, Research Institute for Humanistic Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto

MIKURIYA TAKASHI, Department of Politics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo

MUROYAMA MASAYOSHI, Department of Political Science, Takushoku University, Tokyo

Economic Thought

CHO YUKIO, President, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo

SHODA KEN'ICHIRO, Department of Political Science, Waseda University, Tokyo

NAKAMURA HIDEICHIRO, Faculty of Business Administration, Tama University, Tokyo

FUKUSHIMA SHINGO, Department of Law, Senshu University, Tokyo

TAMAKI AKIRA, Senshu University, Tokyo

Female Labour and Technology

NAKAMURA MASANORI, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

KASE KAZUTOSHI, Department of Resource Management, Tokyo University of Fisheries, Tokyo

CORRADO MOLTEIN, Faculty of Social Studies, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

SHIOTA SAKIKO, Department of Economics, Takasaki City University of Economics, Gumma

NISHINARITA YUTAKA, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

MIYAKE AKIMASA, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Chiba University, Chiba

General Trading Companies and Technology Transfer

YONEKAWA SHIN'ICHI Department of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

KAWABE NOBUO, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima

SAKAMOTO MASAKO, Department of Consumer Economics, Nagoya Economics University, Aichi

SUZUKI TSUNEO, Department of Economics, Kurume University, Fukuoka

MAEDA KAZUTOSHI Faculty of Business Management, Komazawa University, Tokyo

History of Technology

UCHIDA HOSHIMI, Department of Business Administration, Tokyo Keizai Daigaku, Tokyo

ISHU TADASHI, The Patent Agency, Tokyo

NAKAOKA TETSURO, Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University, Osaka

SATO MITSURU, Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University, Osaka

SHIOZAWA YOSHINORI Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University, Osaka

HONDA KENKICHI Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University, Osaka

Technology in Changing Life-styles

OTSUKA TSUTOMU, Toita Women s College, Tokyo

SASAMA HJDEFUMI, Institute of Industrial History, Tokyo

NAKAGOME SHOZO, Bunka Fukuso University, Tokyo

Technology Transfer and the Development of Hokkaido

SEKI KIYOHIDE, Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido

KIKUCHI HIROAKI Department of Architectural Engineering, Hokkaido Institute of Technology, Hokkaido

TAKAHASHI MAN'EMON, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido

TANIUCHI TORU, Faculty of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo

MIKI TSUYOSHI, Department of Medicine, Sapporo Medical College, Hokkaido

YAMAGISHI TAKASHI, Hokkaido Research Laboratory of Public Health, Hokkaido

MURAYAMA ETSUO, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido

Area Study: Niigata

IKEDA SHOJI, Faculty of Education, Niigata University, Niigata

KAGOSHIMA GIHEI, Niigata-Tsubame High School, Niigata

KATO SHINZO, Japan Metal Tableware Exporters' Association, Niigata

SAITO YOSHINOBU, Niizu High School, Niigata

SUZUKI HAYAO, Numata High School, Niigata

SUZUKI MASAKIYO, Tsubame High School, Niigata

SOTOYAMA NOBORU, Sanjo Metalists' Youth Club, Niigata

WAKATSUKI TAKEO, Sanjo City Library, Niigata

Other

KAWAKAMI TAKESHI, Kikusaka Clinic, Tokyo

KAMBAYASHI SHIGENOBU, Yanagihara Hospital, Tokyo

NAMIE KEN, Japan Library Association, Tokyo

The Japanese Experience in Technology

From Transfer to Self-Reliance

Japan's rapid transformation from an agrarian society to a highly industrialized modern nation has been the object in recent years of much debate and interest, particularly in the developing countries. In an effort to provide some answers to the question of how Japan was able to industrialize and achieve technological superiority so quickly, The Japanese Experience in Technology: From Transfer to Self-Reliance examines technology and development in Japan beginning in the Meiji period (1868-1912), through the critical post-war years, and up to the uncertainty and new challenges of the 1980s.

In order to clarify the process of technological development in Japan, the author focuses on such key aspects as iron and steel, transportation, textiles, mining, financial institutions, rural and urban society, small-scale industry, female labour, education, general trading companies, and technology policy. In looking closely at the stages and challenges that marked technological development in Japan beginning in the late nineteenth century, the author has aimed to provide a theoretical framework of technology and development and an example of one country's path to development and technological independence that may serve as a guide to countries now faced with the great task of determining the most appropriate route and means of development.

HSDB-36/UNUP-566
ISBN 92-808-0566-5
United Nations Sales No. E.90.III.A.4
04500 C

United Nations University Press
Tokyo, Japan