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『英文日本年鑑』パート1:1905-1911年(全6巻) (戦前期英文日本年鑑コレクション:シリーズI)

Japan Year Book, Part 1: 1905-1911

(Pre-war Japan: A Collection of Yearbooks in English)

O'Connor, Peter (EDT)

Edition Synapse 2013/04
2700 p.    巻数・付録など: 6 vols.
出版国: JP
ISBN: 9784861661600
KCN: 1013728056
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KDC: A612 日本/開国〜アジア太平洋戦争
A08 統計・年鑑
ブックニュースNo: ES386 ES409 ES417
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『ジャパン-タイムズ』を設立し副主筆を務めた武信由太郎(1863−1930)が創刊した、日本初の本格的英文年鑑。戦中から戦後まで継続された唯一の英文日本年鑑で、政治、経済、社会、文化などあらゆる分野の動向を各巻500〜800頁強にまとめ、詳細な統計資料とともに出版。台湾、朝鮮、樺太や満州に関する情報も独立した章に掲載された。Japan Timesとならび20世紀前半の日本人による西洋への情報発信に重要な役割を果たし、当時の海外報道機関なども日本情報源として重視した。

Full Description

Published by Edition Synapse, Japan and distributed by Routledge outside of Japan. From the Introduction by Peter O'Connor:- ... In July 1905, Japan and Britain were deep in negotiations for renewal of their Alliance, which effectively exchanged Japanese support for British interests in India for British support for a Japanese protectorate and a freer hand in Korea. In 1905, Japan's star was in the ascendant and the first edition of the Japan Year Book stands as a harbinger of Tokyo's claim to leadership of the new Asia. During the six years, 1905-1911, covered by the six volumes in the first Series of this Collection, Japan would move on from the shame of Portsmouth to the annexation of Korea in 1910, executed, in a masterstroke of news management, at the height of the Japan-British Exhibition in August. In 1911 Japan and Britain again renewed the Alliance, with Komura Jutaro deftly restoring tariff autonomy to Japan. In October of that year the Xinhai Revolution finally gave expression to a fierce but seldom pragmatic nationalism: the very force that stood to gain least from the Alliance and would in May 1919 stand most opposed to the interests vested in it. But all this was ahead. Takenobu's task in 1905 was to compile for his publishers, the Japan Year Book Office based in Kobiki-cho, Tsukiji, Tokyo, as comprehensive a guide to the geography, court, government institutions, education, economy, trade, politics, infrastructure, press, and more of Japan, its interests in Formosa and the protectorate over Korea that would be established by Treaty that November. As later subtitles put it, the Year Book was 'A complete cyclopaedia of general information and statistics on Japan and the Japanese territories'. Stripped down, the Year Book had two aims: first, but not adamantly, to turn a profit and, second, to promote Japan's ascendancy in Asia. ... Press comment on the 1910 edition:- Daily Telegraph (May 26th, 1910) - The work constitutes a most comprehensive cyclopaedia of general information and statistics concerning Japan. Financial Times (May 30th , 1910) - This very useful manual should be of greater service than ever this year, on the one hand, of the steady expansion of business between Great Britain and Japan and, on the other hand, of the interest which is now being directed to Anglo-Japanese matters by the exhibition at Shepherd's-Bush. ... The book should prove extremely useful to those who desire information with regard to anything "Japanese". The Times (July 19th, 1910) - Those who are interested in the Japanese Empire will find this little book of great value. It is to a larger extent what it claims to be - namely, "a complete cyclopaedia of general information and statistics on Japan". The editor, Professor Y. Takenobu, of Waseda University, formerly editor of the Japan Times, is a well-known economist and writer, He has apparently spared no pains to include in the fifth annual volume of his publication the most recent data, and in many cases the figures have been brought down to 1909. Not the least important feature of the Japan Year Book is Chapter V., which comprises a "Who's Who in Japan". In the compilation of the Japanese number of The Times frequent reference has been made to Mr. Takenobu's work, and in nearly all instances the information sought has been found.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS of Volume 2: Diary of 1905 Geography Earthquakes Population Imperial Court Politics Local Government Diplomacy Who's Who in Japan Agriculture Mines and Mining Fishery Forestry Industry Finances War Finance Banks and Banking Business Home Trade Foreign Trade Economics Corporations Army and the Navy Arts and Crafts in Modern Japan Education Religions Charity and Relief Patents, Design, Trademarks Communications Marine Merchantile Railways Justice, Police and Sanitation The Press Formosa Korea Manchuria Karafuto