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Press translations [Japan]. Economic Series 0060, 1945-12-13.
Supreme Commander for The Allied Powers. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section.

translation-number: economic-0295

call-number: DS801 .S81



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GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS
ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER SECTION
PRESS TRANSLATIONS
No. 295 Date: 13 Dec 45

ECONOMIC SERIES: 60

ITEM 1 Public Administration of Slaughter Houses - Tokushima Shimbun - 29 Nov 45. Translator: S. Kitagawa.
Summary:
At the request of the Occupation Forces, inspectors of milk and meat from 26 Prefectures went of YAMANASHI-ken conferred at the KYOTO Prefectural office. The following is a summary of the discussion as related by NISHINO, the Prefectural head inspector.
Spokesman at the meeting unanimously advocated public control of butchering while opposing slaughter in private houses. They also advocated a revision of the butchery law. During the war much milk was sold on the black market, at the expense of nourishment needed by babies and mothers. Henceforth, this will be strictly supervised. Inspectors will guide dealers in the improvement of conditions in slaughter houses, in production of hides, foodstuff manufacturing, and in the utilization of blood and bones.
ITEM 2 Plans for Conversion of Aircraft Factories - Nippon Sangyo Keizai - 8 Dec 45. Translator: R. Shibata.
Full Translation:
The reconversion of munitions works, especially aircraft factories, to civilian goods production will have a great effect upon our post war economic reconstruction. It is necessary to proceed with reconversion as rapidly as the supply and demand of materials will permit. In fact, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is now attacking the problem under assuming direct guidance of 16 major companies. MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries Co. (MITSUBISHI JUKOGYO), ISHIKAWAJIMA Aircraft Co. (ISHIKAWAJIMA KŌKU), KAWASAKI Aircraft Co. (KAWASAKI KŌKU), RIKEN Heavy Industry Co. (RIKEN KŌGYO), NIKKO Manufacturing Co. (NIKKO SEISAKU), TACHIKAWA Aircraft Co. (TACHIKAWA HIKŌKI), SUMITOMO Alloys Co. (SUMITOMO KINZOKU), FURUKAWA Electric Co. (FURUKAWA DENKI), and the KOBE Steel Manufacturing Co (KOBE SEIKŌSHO) have already been given permission by Supreme Headquarters to reconvert. The KAWANISHI Aircraft Co. (KŌKUKI KAISHA) is now applying for similar permission. Four companies, however, have not yet begun their reconversion. They are SHOWA Aircraft Co. (SHOWA HIKOKI), JAPAN International Aircraft Co. (NIPPON KOKUSAI HIKŌKI), KYUSHU Aircraft Co. (KYUSHU HIKŌKI), and AICHI Aircraft Co. (AICHI HIKŌKI). Thus, the reconversion of those factories formerly concerned with aircraft production is about to be realized. The following is an outline of the plan for reconversion, excluding the four companies last mentioned, whose plans are still in doubt and which may be closed:

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ECONOMIC SERIES: 60 (Continued)
ITEM 2 (Continued)
The MITSUBISHI Heavy Industry Co.: Thirty factories are to be reconverted and five are to be closed. The type of goods to be produced includes fabrics in 21 plants; bicycles, autobikes, ships, small motors and trucks in eight plants; other civilian goods in one plant.
The KAWANISHI Aircraft Co.: Five plants are to be reconverted, one is to be closed.

All of the reconverted factories will produce cars and snail automobiles, autobikes, motors for fishing boats, and other machines.
The FUJI Production Co. (FUJI SANGYO) (the former NAKAJIMA HIKŌKI): Thirty-three factories are to be reconverted. The type of materials to be produced include fabrics, parts of railway vehicles, bodies and parts of automobiles, autobikes, watches, agricultural implements, sewing-machines, toys and household furnishings.
The ISHIKAWAJIMA Aircraft Co.: Two factories are to be reconverted. Materials to be produced are textile machines, motors for automobiles, building materials and salt manufacturing.
The KAWASAKI Aircraft Co.: The GIFU factory is to be converted to the production of auto parts, small vehicles, and household furnishings.
The RIKEN Heavy Industry Co.; The MAEBASHI Factory is to produce auto parts and textile machines, while the KASHIWAZAKI Factory is to produce textile machines, printing machines and machines for producing foodstuffs.
The NIKKO Manufacturing Co.: Will convert its TAGA Factory into the making of machines for producing food and vehicles.
The TACHIKAWA Aircraft Co.: Will reconvert the TACHIKAWA Factory to the production of small trucks.
The SUMITOMO Light Metal Co., FURUKAWA Electric Co., and the KOBE Steel Manufacturing Co.: These are to be reconverted to the production of necessary commodities.
The HITACHI Aircraft Co.: Will convert its five factories in CHIBA, TACHIKAWA, ŌMORI, HANEDA and SUSAKI to the production of fishing boat motors, small refrigerators, and boring machines.
ITEM 3 Paper Articles Formerly Safely Stored Are Now On Sale - Nippon Sangyo Keizai - 8 Dec 45. Translator: S. Iwata.
Full Translation:
Most of the paper goods sold prior to the end of the war, were of inferior quality. New, articles of superior quality are being sold in street stalls, although at high prices. Large quantities of paper goods, which had been safely stored, are now being sold wholesale. Wholesale prices from a dealer at NIPPONBASHI are as follows (Figures in parenthesis indicate price):
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ECONOMIC SERIES: 60 (Continued)
ITEM 3 (Continued)
Paper Articles
Brown-hatron-paper envelopes - 5.20 yen per 100 sheets (0.60 yen per 10 sheets).
Toilet paper—5.40 yen per 10 pieces (0.60 yen per 1 piece).
Letter paper—5.40 yen per 100 books (0.60 yen per 1 book).
Blotting paper—7.00 yen per 100 strips (0.08 yen per 1 strip).
Packing paper (4 inch × 6 inch)—2.10 yen per 1 ream (0.40 yen per 1 sheet).
Corrugated paper—1.60 yen per 50 sheets (3.50 yen per 1 sheet).
Foreign carbon paper—35.00 yen per 100 sheets (0.38 yen per 1 sheet).
Japanese carbon paper—28.00 yen per 100 sheets (0.30 yen per 1 sheet).
Stencil paper—1.20 yen per 100 sheets (1.25 yen per 1 sheet).
Foreign style note books—35.00 yen per 1 book (40.00 yen per 1 book).
Ledgers—32.00 yen per 1 book (35.00 yen per 1 book).
Rice paper—5.50 yen per 100 sheets (0.06 yen per 1 sheet).
Metal-made Articles
"G" pens (golden color)—10.00 yen per 1 gross (0.l4 yen per 1 piece).
Chrome pens (large)—15.00 yen per 1 gross (0.l4 yen per 1 piece).
Chrome pens (common)—13.50 yen per 1 gross (10.00 yen per 1 piece).
Drawing pens—1.50 yen per 100 pieces (1.50 yen per 100 pieces).
Zem clips—10.00 yen per 1 case (10.00 yen per 1 case).
Hotchkiss needles—4.20 yen per 1 case (5.00 yen per 1 case).
Miscellaneous
"Silver Cat" pencils—3.70 yen per 1 gross (3.70 yen per 1 gross).
Boxwood abacuses (27 reeds)—220.00 yen per 10 blocks (26.00 yen per 1 block).
White bone-made abacuses (21 reeds)—210.00 yen per 10 blocks (23.00 yen per 1 block).
White bone-made abacuses (13 reeds)—120.00 yen per 10 blocks (15.00 yen per 1 block).
Abacus for school boys (21 reeds, 4 balls)—25.00 yen per 10 blocks (3.00 yen per 1 block).
Season ticket's cases of celluloid:—4.00 yen per 10 pieces (0.45 yen per 1 piece).
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