The Expanding Empire and Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: The Case of Japan's Colonization of Korea During the Prewar Period

  title={The Expanding Empire and Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: The Case of Japan's Colonization of Korea During the Prewar Period},
  author={Kentaro Nakajima and Tetsuji Okazaki},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
In 1910, Japan annexed Korea and integrated it into the Empire of Japan. According to its policy of assimilating colonies, the Japanese government intended to remove the tariffs between Japan and Korea, an aim which had almost been realized by 1923. The removal of the tariff barrier was supposed to improve market access between Japan and Korea. This article explores the implications of this event, focusing on the spatial distribution of economic activity in Japan. The regression results suggest… 
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