Technology and History in Japan

Eminent sign of assent to modernity for some, source of social and environmental destruction for others, Japan’s transformation from an agrarian economy to an industrialized nation-state was subject to methodologically-diverse approaches across different sub-disciplines such as economic, environmental, business, and technology history. The goal of this blog is to bring together scholars using different methods and sources to study aspects of Japan’s industrialization from a global perspective. Beyond discussion of technological dimensions of industrialization process in Japan, the blog serves as a platform for discussing sources and methodology, as well as to work towards identifying key research themes for further collaboration.

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Aleksandra Kobiljski (2015, April 22). Technology and History in Japan. Japan Technology and Industry Working Group. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from

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