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Press translations [Japan]. Economic Series 0056, 1945-12-10.
Supreme Commander for The Allied Powers. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section.

translation-number: economic-0272

call-number: DS801 .S81



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GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS
ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER SECTION
PRESS TRANSLATIONS
No. 272 Date: 10 Dec 45

ECONOMIC SERIES: 56

ITEM 1 Telegram Restrictions are to be Cancelled after 11 December -Nagasaki Shimbun - 24 November 1945. Translator: S. Iwata.
Full translation:
The Communications Board is ready to accept telegrams under certain limitations imposed by wartime special ordinances beginning 1 December. Telegraphic circuits in many sections were disrupted by the war, hurricanes and floods, and are to be restored. The labor for this project has already been engaged.
The summary of the new regulations is as follows: 1. Telegrams of congradulation and sympathy will be accepted and there will be no restrictions as to their size; 2. Special privileges of rapid transmission for Government office will be abolished along with limitations on such privileges for individuals; 3. Telegrams with reply paid will be generally accepted. Telegrams may be sent a second time and left at post office for the ones to whom they are sent;
There will be an attempt to handle telegrams speedily and accurately by strengthening the handling procedure in post offices, also by removing the registration fee for the telegraphic code address in foreign language telegrams as in the case of Japanese telegrams. Classification remarks such as "urgent" or "collated" in the column of the receiving date and time will be sent by cable as in prewar days.
ITEM 2 New Broadcasting station at OMURA - Nagasaki Shimbun - 24 Nov 45. Translator: Keiichiro.
Full translation:
Reconstruction of the Naval Transmission Office at OMURA is being carried on at present. The chief of the Technical Section of the NAGASAKI Broadcasting Station, has been making necessary negotiations with the various parties concerned to establish a broadcasting station at OMURA, with the permission of the occupation forces. As a result, the project is to be put into practice shortly. The former Naval Transmission Office will be used after making some repairs. A test broadcast is to be made soon.
The station will be used mainly to broadcast Japanese newa, with TOKYO as a relay broadcasting station. It is hoped that it will contribute to the development of local culture and civilization.
ITEM 3 Recovery of Factories Desired - Nagasaki Shimbun - 25 Nov. 45. Translator: S. Kinoshita.
Summary:
In SASEBO, few factories suffered air raid damage as most of them are

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ECONOMIC SERIES: 56 (continued)
ITEM 3 (continued)
located far from the center of the city. Of the remaining 31 factories, which have been inactive since the end of the war, some have already resumed operation, manufacturing civilian goods. For example, the ITO Iron Works and the NISHIUMI Works are busy manufacturing kettles, pans and other kitchen utensils. The SASEBO High Speed Machinery. Works and the SASEBO Iron Works are building and repairing ships, and manufacturing automobile parts. All food processing factories are working at full capacity in preparing soy sauce and MISO (Ta: A variety of sauce.).
Generally speaking, however, recovery of factories in SASEBO is showing slow progress. In view of the important role these factories can play in rehabilation, their speedy recovery is sincerely desired by all of the citizens.
ITEM 4 Five Year Flan for Finance - Nihon-sangyo-keizai - 6 Dec 45. Translator: T. Mitsuhashi.
Full translation:
The following is a rough estimate of the five year budget plan. (Units are in millions of yen):
1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
1. REVENUE:
General Revenue 17,719 12,005 12,468 12,747 12,937 13,220

Tax Revenue (includes Income by Stamps) 13,941 9,249 9,332 9,360 9,370 9,379
Revenue on Governmental Enterprises 2,730 1,641 2,021 2,272 2,552 2,826
Others 1,048 1,115 1,115 1,115 1,015 1,015
Payment of Bank of Japan 309 309 309 309 309 309
Others 738 805 805 805 705 705
2. EXPENDITURE:
a. Special Expenditures 21,216 7,208 7,243 7,263 7,284 7,304
Imperial Household Expenses 4 4 4 4 4 4
Annuity Pension 4,498 5,700 5,700 5,700 5,700 5,700
Bond Expenses 563 101 101 101 101 101
Allotment to Local Tax (To be transferred to Special Account) l,l6l 964 982 984 984 984
Joint Payment to Police Expenses 73 80 88 97 107 117

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ECONOMIC SERIES: 56 (continued)
ITEM 4 (continued)
Expenses on Primary Education 151 159 167 175 184 193
Subsidy to Adult School Teachers 32 34 35 36 38 39
Expenses of Military Aid 241 0 0 0 0 0
Repayments Indemnities 25 25 25 25 25 25
Expenses of Tax Business 52 41 41 41 41 41
Extraordinary Military Expenses (To be transferred to Special Accounts) 10,144 0 0 0 0 0
To be transferred to Special Accounts Abroad l02 0 0 0 0 0
b. General Expenses 7,733 4,334 3,300 2,990 2,731 2,731
Subsidies 5,602 2,595 1,781 1,461 1,202 1,202
Compensation for Difference in Price 2,774
529 209
1013 529 209 0 0
Subsidies to Chartered Companies etc. 224 130 100 100 50 50
Others 2,604 1,152 1,152 1,152 1,152 1,152
General Administrative Expenses 2,131 1,739 1,519 1,529 1,529 1,529
c. EXPENSES OF ARMY AND NAVY MINISTRIES 2 0 0 0 0 0
d. Others 2,150 2,150 2,150 2,150 2,150
Interest of Special Loan 450 450 450 450 450
Interest of Promised Indemnities 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700
TOTAL 28,951 13,692 12,693 12,403 12,165 12,185
Expenses to cover Deficit 11,232 1,687 225 344 772 1,035
Remarks 1. The figures listed herewith are roughly estimated and are expected to be changed considerably upon further investigation. 2. Expenses to cover allowance for existing forces are expected to be paid from the balance of the Special Military Expense account.
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ECONOMIC SERIES: 56 (continued)
ITEM 5 Reclamation of Machinery Urged To Relieve Food Crisis - Nippon Sangyo-keizai - 6 December 1945. Translator: H. Shindo.
Full translation:
Both the Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry expect closer relations between their departments in order to relieve the acute food crisis. There will be concrete answers to questions of production and equipment, required materials, skill, labor, fertilizer, implements, reclamation machinery, mills and fishing instruments.
First, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, at a conference held on 3 December 1945 delved into the problems of reclaiming, ordering, and delivering machinery. On the same day, the conference discussed many problems on materials such as iron, coal, and coke, the superior quality of reclamation machinery, improved production skill, standard production of sectional goods, and plans for standarized production processes and prices.
The reclamation schedule end required machinery lists are as follows:
Reclamation Schedule (unit 1,000 chobu)
Main Lands of Japan HOKKAIDO
group reclamation Individual reclamation Total group-reclamation Grand Total
1st year 20 100 120 50 170
2nd year 85 100 185 150 335
3rd year 85 100 185 160 345
4th year 85 100 185 170 355
5th year 75 100 175 170 345
Total 350 500 850 700 1,550
Required Machinery List

Tractors Suplementary implements for tractors Root-pulling machine Implement to make use of live-stock Portable timber-plate-producing machinery Vehicle for works Trucks Other Implements for cultive
Total 2,100 6.300 32.600 36.000 2.100 6.440 2.500 7.545
In 1945 1.050 3.150 11.000 20.000 1.700 3.440 2.500 1.935
In 1946 1.050 3.150 21.600 16.000 400 3.000 - 5.610
ITEM 6 Drastic Cut in the Amount of Rice Alloted for Brewing Sake - Nippon Sangyo Keizai - 6 Dec 45. Translator: S. Kinoshita.
Summary:
A drastic cut in the amount of rice alloted for sake brewing next year (1945 brewage year) was revealed by the Ministry of Finance on 5 December. The revised amount to be alloted is 650,000 koku. This means a total reduction of 200,000 koku. To compensate for this drastic cut, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has decided on an additional allotment of 200,000 kan of sweet potatoes for the brewing of sake. However, the whole brewage project for next year has been revised.
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ECONOMIC SERIES: 56 (continued)
ITEM 6 (continued)
Of 650,000 koku of rice, about 628,000 koku will be used for brewing pure sake and the balance, for brewing MIRIN (TN: Sweet sake) and SHOCHU (TN: Strong sake). The new brewing project is as follows:
Sake 1,100,000 koku
SHOCHU 390,000 koku
MIRIn 20,000 koku
Synthetic sake 620,000 koku
Beer 500,000 koku
Others 150,000 koku

To carry out the above project, 155,400,000 kau of sweet potatoes, 3,000 kiloliters of alcohol and 20,000,000 kan of sundry materials, together with 650,000 koku of rice are to be supplied.
In consideration of the present food situation, allotment of 650,000 koku of rice is too much, and the amount of sake to be brewed is expected to be far less than 1,000,000 koku. This means the smallest output in the past ten years. A considerable cut is also expected in the amount of barley to be alloted for the brewing of beer.
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