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Japanese Trade Studies, Special Industry Analysis No. 24 - Textile Machinery

Japanese Trade Studies, Special Industry Analysis No. 24 - Textile Machinery

Date July 1945
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 22
Folder Japanese Trade Studies, Special Industry Analysis No. 1 - 25
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Report prepared for the Foreign Economic Administration by a member of the staff of the United States Tariff Commission. This study focuses on the role of Textile Machinery in Japan's economy. Handwritten note states "Reproduce All. Smith." Gives the history of textile machinery, noting the remarkable change from the 1920s to 1938 when Japan could produce "practically all the textile machinery it required" and was "exporting it to the value of more than 30 million yen annually." In fact, Japan had displaced Great Britain "as the principal supplier of textile machinery in China; Korea and Manchuria also depend on Japanese machinery, and even British India was a purchaser." Describes the effect of the war on the textile machinery industry, noting that much was converted to the war effort. With the rebuilding of this industry post-war, the equipment and personnel will be readily available to again convert over to production for war. [Note: Date field reflects when the original document was written and not the date the IPS reproduced the document for inclusion in evidence]
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