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The City as SubjectSeki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka$
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Jeffrey Hanes

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228498

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228498.001.0001

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Toward a Modern Moral Economy

Toward a Modern Moral Economy

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(p.127) 4 Toward a Modern Moral Economy
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The City as Subject
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John Mason Hart

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520228498.003.0005

This chapter documents the Japanese industrial development and issues in the Meiji Era, and gives an insight into how historians continue to debate on the importance of proto-industrialization, government-owned enterprise, and social capitalism. Before the chemical industries and machinery took off during the First World War, Japan was dominating the textile industry, and most of its industrial workers were women. In 1909, women laborers constituted 62 percent of all factory laborers, and in 1930, they still presented 52.6 percent. Issues were raised because the growing numbers of female workers were mostly underage. This kind of issue aroused the policymakers and moral-issue commentators, and as a result, the government responded initially by placing severe restrictions on union recruitment and public assembly under the Public Peace Police Law of 1900.

Keywords:   Japanese industrial development, economy, social capitalism

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