Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation, and Public Policy

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APPENDIX A Brief Chronology of Japan's History
660 B.C. Traditional date of accession of first emperor, Jimmu
593-620 Regency of Prince Shotoku
607 First embassy to Sui dynasty of China
710-784 NARA ERA
710 Founding of Heijo Capital ( Nara)
794-1185 HEIAN ERA
794 Founding of Heian Capital ( Kyoto)
866-1160 Rule by the Family of Fujiwara as Regent or Chancellor
1160-1185 Rule by the Family of Taira as Prime Minister
1180-1185 War between the Minamoto and Taira (Gempei Wars)
1192-1333 KAMAKURA ERA
1192 Assumption of title of Shogun by Minamoto Yoritomo (d. 1199)
Start of Shogunate government (Bakufu) in Kamakura
1333 Destruction of Kamakura by Nitta Yoshisada
1333-1392 NANBOKUCHO ERA (ERA OF THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN
COURTS)
1333-1335 Rule by Emperor Godaigo (d. 1339)
1338-1573 ASHIKAGA (or MUROMACHI) ERA
1338 Assumption of title of Shogun by Ashikaga Takauji (d. 1358)
Start of Shogunate government (Bakufu) in Muromachi, Kyoto
1467-1477 Onin Wars
1477-1590 Wars among daimyo (SENGOKU ERA)
1568 Seizure of Kyoto by Oda Nobunaga
1573 Deposition of Ashikaga Yoshiaki by Oda Nobunaga
1576-1600 AZUCHI--MOMOYAMA ERA
1577-1582 Rule by Oda Nobunaga (d. 1582) as Minister at Azuchi
1585-1598 Rule by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (d. 1598) as Chancellor at Osaka
and, later, Momoyama
1592, 1597 Invasion of Korea
1600 Victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu at Battle of Sekigahara
1600-1867 TOKUGAWA (or EDO) ERA
1603 Assumption of title of Shogun by Tokugawa Ieyasu (d. 1616)
Start of Shogunate government (Bakufu) in Edo ( Tokyo)
1639 Expulsion of Portuguese: Start of Seclusionism (Sakoku)

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vii
  • List of Tables viii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Economic and Technological Change from the Meiji Restoration to World War II 17
  • 3 - The Post-War Technological Progress and Government Policies 35
  • 4 - The Evolution of a Management System from the Tokugawa Era to World War II 64
  • 5 - Management in Post-War Japan and Today 88
  • 6 - Textiles 109
  • 7 - Iron and Steel 135
  • 8 - Electrical and Communications Equipment 155
  • 9 - Automobiles 179
  • 10 - Shipbuilding and Aircraft 204
  • 11 - Pharmaceuticals 235
  • 12 - What Can We Learn from the Past? 250
  • Notes 270
  • APPENDIX A Brief Chronology of Japan's History 277
  • Bibliography 280
  • Index of Names 295
  • Index 306
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