Advertisement

GeoJournal

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 205–214 | Cite as

Industrial location in Japan since 1945

  • Sargent J. 
Article

Abstract

This paper outlines the main changes in industrial location in Japan since the end of World War II. After a brief introduction, the paper discusses the growth of industrial regions between 1955 and 1965, and gives particular attention to the establishment of heavy industrial complexes in coastal locations and to the growth of assembly-line industries in inland locations. Some reference is also made to the role of local government inducement policies. The paper then turns to an examination of trends since 1965, and considers the significance of external diseconomies, changes in local government policy, labour shortage, improvements in transport and communications, and regional development policy. The paper argues that these factors have been responsible for a limited dispersal of manufacturing away from the main industrial regions. In conclusion, the paper briefly considers the implications of current economic trends for industrial location.

Keywords

Local Government Government Policy Development Policy Regional Development Limited Dispersal 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Chang, C.S.: The Japanese motor vehicle industry. Ph.D. thesis, The American University, Washington D.C. 1974.Google Scholar
  2. Economic Planning Agency: Quality of the environment in Japan 1974. Tokyo, Printing Bureau Ministry of Finance 1975.Google Scholar
  3. The Economist: Japan's regional policy. Issue of November 18, 1978.Google Scholar
  4. Flüchter, W.: Neulandgewinnung und Industrieansiedlung vor den japanischen Küsten. Paderborn, Ferdinand Schöningh 1975.Google Scholar
  5. Fukuoka Tsusho Sangyo-Kyoku: Kyushu chi-iki no sangyo kozo bijon. Tokyo, Tsusho Sangyo Chosa-kai 1978.Google Scholar
  6. Hayashi, Y. and Watanabe, T.: Nihon no kagaku kogyo. 2. edn. Tokyo, Iwanami 1968.Google Scholar
  7. Honda, S.: Kokogyo. In: Kawaguchi, H. and Shinohara, M. (eds.): Zusetsu Nihon Keizai-ron, pp. 141–160, Tokyo, Yuhikaku 1974.Google Scholar
  8. Ito, K.: Kaso sanson to kogyo ritchi. Keizai Chirigaku Nempo 20, 3–33 (1974)Google Scholar
  9. Ito, K.: Nihon shihonshugi to chi-iki kaihatsu. In: Ouchi, H. (ed.): Gendai Shihonshugi, Vo. 5, pp. 145–214, Tokyo, Nihon Hyoron-sha 1975.Google Scholar
  10. Kawashima, T.: Nihon no kogyo chi-iki no keisei. In: Ohara, K. et al. eds.: Zusetsu Nihon Kokudo Taikei, Vol. 5: Nihon no Kogyo to Kogyo Chitai, pp. 74–96. Tokyo, Seibundo Shinko-sha 1967.Google Scholar
  11. Kitagawa, K.: Expressways and their influence on the surrounding region. The Wheel Extended 6, 28–39 (1976)Google Scholar
  12. Kogyo Ritchi Sentaa: Kojo bunsan doko chosa hokoku. Tokyo, Kyogo Ritchi Sentaa 1963.Google Scholar
  13. Kokudo-cho: Kokudo riyo hakusho. Tokyo, Okura-sho Insatsukyoku 1975.Google Scholar
  14. Kokodo-cho: Dai san-ji zenkoku sogo kaihatsu keikaku. Tokyo, Okura-sho Insatsu-kyoku 1977.Google Scholar
  15. Kosugi, T.: Gigantic industrial development in Japan — a case study of Mutsu-Ogawara area. Kansai University Review of Economics and Business 6, 57–75 (1977)Google Scholar
  16. Mills, E.S., and Ohta, K.: Urbanization and urban problems. In: Patrick, H. and Rosovsky, H., (ed.): Asia's New Giant — How the Japanese economy works, pp. 673–751, Washington, D.C., The Brookings Institution 1976.Google Scholar
  17. Miyakawa, Y.: Kogyo haichi-ron. Tokyo, Taimeido 1977. (a)Google Scholar
  18. Miyakawa, Y.: Jidosha kogyo. In: Kitamura, Y. and Yada, S. (eds.): Nihon Kogyo no chi-iki kozo, Tokyo, Taimeido 1977. (b)Google Scholar
  19. Miyamoto, K.: Chi-iki kaihatsu wa kore de yoi ka. Tokyo, Iwanami 1973.Google Scholar
  20. Okita, S.: Regional planning in Japan today. In: Lockwood, W.W. (ed.): The State and Economic Enterprise in Japan, pp. 619–631, Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press 1965.Google Scholar
  21. Okuda, Y.: Nihon no Konbinaato. In: Koda, Y. et al., (eds.): Nihon no kogyoka, pp. 54–70, Tokyo, Kokon Shoin 1966.Google Scholar
  22. Okuda, Y.: Areal expansion of industrialization in Japan after the Second World War. Japanese Journal of Geology and Geography 34, 89–111 (1968)Google Scholar
  23. Ritchi Kogai Handobukku Henshu Iinkai: Ritchi kogai handobukku. Tokyo, Kyodo Shuppan 1976.Google Scholar
  24. Sargent, J.: Regional development in Japan: some aspects of the plan for remodelling the Japanese archipelage. In: Beasley, W.G. (ed.): Modern Japan: Aspects of History, Literature and Society, pp. 227–243, London, George Allen and Unwin 1975.Google Scholar
  25. Takeuchi, A.: Jidosha kogyo toshi no keisei to kozo-jo no seikaku. Tohoku Chiri 23, 193–203 (1971)Google Scholar
  26. Tanaka, K.: Nihon retto kaizo-ron. Tokyo, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbunsha, 1972.Google Scholar
  27. Trewartha, G.T.: Japan — a geography. London, Methuen 1965.Google Scholar
  28. Yamamoto, M.: Nihon no kogyo chitai. 2. edn., Tokyo, Iwanami 1965.Google Scholar
  29. Yamamoto, M.: Nihon no kogyo chitai. 3. edn., Tokyo, Iwanami 1976.Google Scholar
  30. Yano Tsuneta Kinen-kai: Nihon kokusei zue. Tokyo, kokusei-sha 1971.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sargent J. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography, School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

Personalised recommendations