The Role of “Early Factories” in Japanese Industrialization

Johzen Takeuchi

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780198292746
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603891 | DOI:

Series: Japanese Studies in Economic and Social History Series

 The Role of “Early Factories” in Japanese Industrialization

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This chapter deals with the manufacturing industry for Western products that emerged after the opening of the treaty ports. These goods include brushes, buttons, matches, knitted goods, soaps, and bicycles. Although the modern factories that made these products played significant roles in the early stages of industrialization, they eventually went into decline. The combination of modern technology and traditional skills formed another route to industrialization in modern Japan.

Keywords: manufacturing industry; factory; modern technology; traditional skill; brush; button; match; soap; bicycle; knitted goods

Chapter.  7079 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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