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The Choice of Transport Mode: Evidence from Japanese Exports to East Asia

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  • Hayakawa, Kazunobu

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This paper investigates Japanese trade by mode of transport, i.e., air transport versus maritime shipping. Some facts about Japanese machinery exports by mode of transport in the 1990s are examined first. Then it will be shown that products of the machinery sector where international fragmentation prevails are more likely to be exported by air.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 155.

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Date of creation: May 2008
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 155. 2008.5
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper155

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Keywords: Transport; Fragmentation; East Asia; Japan; Transportation; International trade; Exports;

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  1. Dalton, John, 2013. "A Theory of Just-in-Time and the Growth in Manufacturing Trade," MPRA Paper 48223, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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