History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy (4): Commerce and Distribution Policy

Author(s)/Editor(s) Written and edited by ISHIHARA Takemasa
Publisher Keizai Sangyo Chosakai
ISBN 978-4-8065-2869-2
Publication Date March 2011

Table of Contents

This volume discusses the commerce and distribution policy of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from the 1980s through the 2000s. Part I illustrates how Japan's postwar policy for the distribution sector, which had initially developed as a combination of promotion measures and restrictions as the two faces of the same coin, changed drastically over the years to address new problems faced by local communities with the restrictive aspects fading out in the process. Part II analyzes a series of policy measures by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's Commerce and Distribution Policy Group in conjunction with those for the distribution sector. It comprises Chapters 8 through 11, respectively dedicated to the themes of consumer policy, service industries, commodity exchanges, and expositions.

  • Part I
    • Chapter 1   Overview of changes in distribution structure
    • Chapter 2   Commercial coordination in periods of regulation
    • Chapter 3   Commercial coordination in periods of deregulation
    • Chapter 4   Steps in the modernization of distribution
    • Chapter 5   New direction in promoting commerce
    • Chapter 6   The era of tripartite legal framework
    • Chapter 7   Summary
  • Part II
    • Chapter 8   Consumer policy
    • Chapter 9   Service industries
    • Chapter 10   Commodity exchanges
    • Chapter 11   Expositions