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

@article{Nakajima2018TheEE,
  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},
  year={2018}
}
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… 
1 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 51 REFERENCES

The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910

What forces were behind Japan's emergence as the first non-Western colonial power at the turn of the twentieth century? Peter Duus brings a new perspective to Meiji expansionism in this pathbreaking

The Japanese Colonial Empire:1895-1945

CIRCUMSTANCES AND MOTIVATIONS Japan's rise as a colonial power stands as an anomaly in the history of modern imperialism, one that can be understood only in the context of Japan's historical and

The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification

This paper exploits the division of Germany after the Second World War and the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990 as a natural experiment to provide evidence of the importance of market

Economies under Occupation: The Hegemony of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II

1. Introduction, Marcel Boldorf and Tetsuji Okazaki Part 1: The System of Occupation 2. The European Economies under National Socialist Rule, Marcel Boldorf 3. Strategies and Organizations for

A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present

Maps, Tables, and Figures Preface Introduction: Enduring Imprints on the Longer Past Part 1: Crisis of the Tokugawa Regime 1. The Tokugawa Polity Unification The Tokugawa Political Settlements The

How wages and employment adjust to trade liberalization: Quasi-experimental evidence from Austria

Abstract We study the response of regional employment and nominal wages to trade liberalization, exploiting the natural experiment provided by the opening of Central and Eastern European markets

The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall

In this section, we develop in further detail the theoretical model outlined in the paper. We present the complete technical derivations for all the expressions and results reported in the paper. In
...