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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Koku
The koku (石/石高) is a Japanese unit of volume, equal to ten cubic shaku. In this definition, 3.5937 koku equal one cubic metre, i.e. 1 koku is approximately 278.3 litres. The koku was originally define...
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...
The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage
The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage (富岡製糸場と絹産業遺産群, Tomioka seishijō to kinu sangyōisangun) is a grouping of sites that relate to the industrialization of Japan in the Meiji p...
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Ryō (Japanese coin)
A Ryō (両) was a gold currency unit in pre-Meiji Japan Shakkanhō system. It was eventually replaced with a system based on the yen.
The ryō was originally a unit of weight from China, the tael....
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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....
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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Taiji dolphin drive hunt
The dolphin drive hunt in Taiji, Japan, takes place every year from September to April.According to the Japanese Fisheries Research Agency, 1,623 dolphins were caught in Wakayama Prefecture in 2007 fo...
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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...
Indian Currency Committee
The Indian Currency Committee or Fowler Committee was a government committee appointed by the British-run Government of India on 29 April 1898 to examine the currency situation in India. Until 1892, s...
Institute of Cetacean Research
The Institute of Cetacean Research: (ICR, 日本鯨類研究所, Nihon Geirui Kenkyūjo) is a non-profit research organisation in Japan specializing in the 'biological and social sciences related to whales.'...
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Hokkaido Colliery and Railway Company
Hokkaido Colliery and Railway Company (北海道炭礦鉄道, Hokkaidō Tankō Tetsudō) was a company engaged in coal mining, railway operation and shipping in Hokkaidō, Japan.The company was established in 1...
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