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The Export-oriented Industrialization of Japanese Pottery: The Adoption and Adaptation of Overseas Technology and Market Information

Takehisa Yamada

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780198292746
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292740.003.0009

Series: Japanese Studies in Economic and Social History Series

 The Export-oriented Industrialization of Japanese Pottery: The Adoption and Adaptation of Overseas Technology and Market Information

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This chapter discusses the export-oriented industrialization of pottery industry in modern Japan, focusing on the introduction and adoption of advanced technologies from Western countries. Special attention is given to newly established, innovative, and modernized firms that promoted the export-oriented production. The role of research and training institutions, supported by central and local governments and trade associations, is also emphasized to explain the activities of these firms.

Keywords: export-oriented industrialization; pottery industry; advanced technology; research and training institutions; central government; local government; trade associations

Chapter.  8651 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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