府県統計書集成
Fuken Tokeisho Shusei
Complete collection of the statistical annuals of the respective prefectures of Japan

Publication year: 1873-1972

Text: Japanese

Price: JPY17,520,000

Contents

Modern Japan is divided administratively into forty-seven prefectures which, with some consolidations, perpetuate the daimyo domains of the Edo period, and thus retain pre-modern regional characteristics, which affect the formulation and application of national economic and social policies. Because of this, regional differences have assumed growing importance as a field of study, and in such study some of the most essential information is to be found only in the descriptive statistics compiled over the years by the prefectural governments. In several prefectures, to meet their own administrative needs, the authorities initiated the compilation and publication of statistics as early as 1873, after the Meiji Restoration. Despite the obvious value of these statistical reports as basic sources of information on local matters, research workers have long been incovenienced in trying to utilize them, because no one library or other institution has ever succeeded in aqquirering a whole set of the statistics. Only by seeking our and combining the holdings of many libraries has this complete microfilm edition been made possible.

Series 1: Meiji Nenkan Fuken Tokeisho Shusei
Statistical Annuals of the respective prefectures of Japan in the Meiji Era, 1873-1912.
35mm positive, 504 reels
Index: 64 pages
Text: In Japanese JPY6,048,000

Series 2: Taisho Showa Nenkan Fuken Tokeisho Shusei
Statistical Annuals of the respective prefectures of Japan in the Taisho and Showa Eras,
1913-1945.
35mm positive, 636 reels
Index: 32 pages
Text: In Japanese JPY7,632,000

Series 3: Todofuken Tokeisho Shusei, Sengo-hen
Statistical Annuals of the respective prefectures of Japan in the Showa era, 1947-1972.
35mm positive, 320 reels
Index: 24 pages
JPY3,840,000