Economic history of Japan
The economic history of Japan is most studied for the spectacular social and economic growth in the 1800s after the Meiji Restoration, when it became the first non-European power, and for the expansio...
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10 Bizarre Japanese Inventions
These are some of the craziest and weirdest Japanese inventions.
Nanban trade period
The Nanban trade (南蛮貿易, Nanban bōeki, "Southern barbarian trade") or the Nanban trade period (南蛮貿易時代, Nanban bōeki jidai, "Southern barbarian trade period") in the history of Japan ext...
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Japanese invasion money
Japanese invasion money, officially known as Southern Development Bank Notes (Japanese: 大東亜戦争軍票 Dai Tō-A Sensō gunpyō, "Greater East Asia War military scrip"), was currency issued by the Japanese ...
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List of Japanese inventions
This is a list of Japanese inventions.
Superflat A postmodern art form, founded by the artist Takashi Murakami, which is influenced by manga and anime.
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Whaling in Japan
Japanese whaling (Japanese: 日本の捕鯨, Hepburn: Nihon no hogei), in terms of active hunting of these large mammals, is estimated by the Japan Whaling Association to have begun around the 1...
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TWICS
TWICS (Two Way Information Communication System) was a Japanese Internet Service Provider and online community. It was started in 1982 as a part of the non-profit International Education Center in Tok...
Tokyo Two
The Tokyo Two are Greenpeace anti-whaling activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, who were arrested for stealing whale meat which they believed was embezzled, from a shipping depot in Aomori Prefectur...
Gibson's paradox
Gibson's Paradox is the observation that the rate of interest and the general level of prices are positively correlated. It is named for British economist Alfred Herbert Gibson who noted the correla...
CD-R
CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a digital optical disc storage format. A CD-R disc is a compact disc that can be written once and read arbitrarily many times.CD-R disks (CD-Rs) are readable by most ...
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Gold standard
A gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is based on a fixed quantity of gold. Three types can be distinguished: specie, exchange, and bullion. Most nations ...
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Gold peg
Gold peg is a term for the par value in gold of a particular currency that is backed by a gold standard. Maintaining a particular stated gold price is considered a matter of confidence for a currency....
Ministry of International Trade and Industry
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (通商産業省 Tsūshō-sangyō-shō or MITI) was one of the most powerful agencies of the Government of Japan. At the height of its influence, it effectively ran...
Za (guilds)
The za (座, lit. 'seat' or 'pitch') were one of the primary types of trade guilds in feudal Japan.
They grew out of protective cooperation between merchants and temples and shrines; merchan...
Gold fixing
The London Gold Fixing (or Gold Fix) is the setting of the price of gold that used to be held on the premises of Nathan Mayer Rothschild & Sons by the members of The London Gold Market Fixing Ltd....
Aso Mining forced labor controversy
The Aso Mining forced labor controversy concerns the use of Allied prisoners of war (POW) and Korean conscripts as laborers for the Aso Mining Company in Japan during World War II. Surviving laborers...
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Oriental Bluebird
The 8,725 ton Hiyo Maru (飛鷹丸) was the largest member of the Japanese whaling fleet; providing fuel, resources, and stock storage space for that fleet and its crew. In 1992, it was renamed and re-flagg...
Recruit scandal
The Recruit scandal (リクルート事件, Rikurūto jiken) was an insider trading and corruption scandal that forced many prominent Japanese politicians to resign in 1988.Recruit is a human resources and c...
If Japan Can... Why Can't We?
If Japan can... Why can't we? was an American television episode broadcast by NBC News as part of the television show "NBC White Paper" on June 24, 1980, credited with beginning the Quality Revolution...
Shōwa financial crisis
The Shōwa Financial Crisis (昭和金融恐慌, Shōwa Kin'yū Kyōkō) was a financial panic in 1927, during the first year of the reign of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, and was a foretaste of the Great Depres...
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