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The Rise And Fall Of Industrialization: The Case Of A Silk Weaving District In Modern Japan

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  • Tomoko Hashino
  • Keijiro Otsuka

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The production of habutae, a simple silk fabric, expanded rapidly between 1890 and 1918 in Japan's Fukui Prefecture, with large exports to Europe and the United States. The production of habutae, initially woven by hand, was labour intensive, but it gradually became capital‐intensive after the introduction of power looms. Production and export of this fabric declined precipitously from 1918. In this paper, we attribute the rise and then fall of Japan's production and export of habutae to its changing comparative advantage, which is associated with shifts from labour‐using to capital‐using production technology initiated in the United States.

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  • Tomoko Hashino & Keijiro Otsuka, 2020. "The Rise And Fall Of Industrialization: The Case Of A Silk Weaving District In Modern Japan," Australian Economic History Review, Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 60(1), pages 46-72, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ozechr:v:60:y:2020:i:1:p:46-72
    DOI: 10.1111/aehr.12182
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    1. Tomoko HASHINO & Keijiro Otsuka, 2021. "Selective Technology Choice, Adaptations, and Industrial Development: Lessons from Japanese Historical Experience," Discussion Papers 2124, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
    2. Tetsuji Okazaki, 2021. "The Impact of Technological Change on Labor and Wage: The Japanese Silk Weaving Industry during the Industrial Revolution," CIGS Working Paper Series 21-002E, The Canon Institute for Global Studies.
    3. Nusrat Jahan & Sharfun Nahar Arju, 2022. "A Sustainable Approach to Study on Antimicrobial and Mosquito Repellency Properties of Silk Fabric Dyed with Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaves Extractions," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 14(22), pages 1-21, November.
    4. Tetsuji Okazaki, 2021. "Disentangling the effects of technological and organizational changes during the rise of the factory: the case of the Japanese weaving industry, 1905−14," Economic History Review, Economic History Society, vol. 74(4), pages 976-1005, November.
    5. Tetsuji Okazaki, 2021. "The Impact of Technological Change on Labor: The Japanese Silk Weaving Industry during the Industrial Revolution," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-1166, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.

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