Tsusan Seisakushi Shiryo
History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy online
◆Includes primary sources assembled from after World War II through to the 1990s for the compiling of publications by government ministries and agencies involved in trade and industry policy.
◆Also includes unobtainable official gazette distributed only to authorized individuals.
◆Searches can be conducted not only by document names, but by key words in notes in the bibliographic information (tables of content etc.).
◆Essential resource for any study of Japanese economics, business or politics from the Meiji period onward.
A: Primary sources
Contains approximately 8200 booklets of collected material on the history of trade, commerce, and industry policy of Japan transferred from the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) to the Tsukuba Annex of the National Archives of Japan in September 2012 that have only now been declassified after quarter of a century.
B: Authorized histories
Contains Japan’s authorized history complied by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) which has been referred to as a textbook for the study of Japan’s economic and industrial history.
C: Documents complied by related institutions
Contains very important documents, such as Nikkan Tsusansho Koho（日刊通算省公報), compiled and published by the institute of industrial policy history or the international trade and industry research institute, both of which belong to the trade and industry committee of Japan.