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Press translations [Japan]. Economic Series 0182, 1946-01-19.
Supreme Commander for The Allied Powers. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section.

translation-number: economic-0837

call-number: DS801 .S81

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No. 837 Date: 19 Jan 46


ITEM 1 Organization Of Labor Unions Progresses in CHUBA District - Provincial Newspaper Chubu Shimbun (NAGOYA) - 15 Jan 46. Translator: Z. Konishi.
Since the new Labor Union Law was approved by the recent Diet, the organization of various labor unions is rapidly taking place. In all prefectures of the CHUBU District, several hundred labor unions have already been organized, and have stated their activities aiming at the breakup of feudalism and capitalism still existing in defeated JAPAN. It is true, however, that some signs of hesitation in the organization of labor unions can be seen in the farm and fishing villages of that district. This seems to be due to a lack of knowledge about actual labor movements. It is unnecessary to mention here what the true substance of labor union is.
Below is given the actual situation of the labor movement in CHUBU District:
AICHI Ken - Fourteen labor unions, with more than 15,000 employees, were organized, including the NAGOYA Harbor and Bay (KOWAN), the Branch of JAPAN Seamen (NIPPON KAIIN SHIBU), the Chinaware-Manufacture (SEITO), the Lignite and the Lunber labor unions, etc. The three unions organized the other day by the NAGOYA Municipal Railway, the NAGOYA Government Railway, and the teachers of all NAGOYA primary schools, are especially noteworthy for taking the lead in those fields throughout the country.
GIFU Ken - Since this prefecture used to be called the cradle of farmers' movements, the organization of agricultural unions is progressing rapidly.
MIE Ken - More than 7,000 primary school teachers in the prefecture have formed a labor union for the improvement of their salaries. On the other hand, the MIE-Ken Agriculture Association (MIE KEN NOGYOKAI) has started activities aimed at the breakup of the bureaucratic system.
SHIZUOKA-Ken - The labor movement is growing steadily with the support of all industrial circles throughout the prefecture. The Farmers' Union, organized at MIKATAGAHARA, is making an effort to provide a solution for various problems on agrarian rights.
SHIGA Ken - The organization of united labor unions in 27 factories in this prefecture will be completed by the end of January. Three transport associations containing 4,300 employees, are scheduled to organize one united labor union.
FUKUI-Ken - The employees of the FUKUI Credit Association and other employees and officials have taken steps for the organization of a labor union. However, the labor movement in this prefecture seems very dull, with little interest being shown.

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ITEM 1 (Continued)
TOYAMA-Ken - The 70 labor unions, organized by the industrial companies in this prefecture have begun their activities. Moreover, there is very close co-operation between these unions. As a matter of fact, this prefecture is the most active in the CHUBU District.
ISHIKAWA-Ken - The organization of a labor union by the KANAZAWA Government Railway is already completed. The fishing labor union movements in the coast districts in this prefecture are being watched by the other prefectures.
ITEM 2 New Policy on Distribuion of Lumber in the Metropolis - Nippon Sangyo Keizai - 17 Jan 46. Translator: R. Shibata.
Full Translation:
By partial revision of the lumber distribution control regulations, the collection and distribution of lumber will be left to the discretion of the respective chiefs of each prefecture. The TOEYO-To office, having investigated the present condition of the supply and demand of lumber in the metropolis on the basis of the revised regulations, has decided to change its policy on the distribution. About 60 per cent of produced lumber will be distributed through the control mechanism as before, but 40 per cent will be allowed to be sold freely. This will be efficient in promoting open sale and preventing the black market trade. In addition, it is requested that producers report, without fail, the kind and quantity of lumber to the lumber company or its agencies in the metropolis.
ITEM 3 Items Decided at the Committee Meeting of the JAPAN Textile Association - Nippon Sangyo Keizai - 17 Jan 46. Translator: R. Shibata.
Full Translation:
The JAPAN Textile Association (NIPPON SENI KYOKAI) held a general committee meeting on 14 January. The committee decided to 1. Appoint a chief director of the Association; 2, organize the new Central Affairs Board (CHISO JIMU KYOKU); 3, establish three cooperative committees.
On this occasion, Mr. HONIDEN, Sachio resigned his post of managing director of the Textile Control Association (SEN-I TOSEI KAI). The new Chief director is Mr. KATO, Sueo, former managing director of the NORTH CHINA Textile Company (KAHOKU SEKI KQSHI).
Organization and membership of the Central affairs Board:
Chiefs of 19 departments and one section: OHATA, Kyuichi (General affairs); ARIMOTO, Ken (planning); additional post of chief director (business) TSUDA, Chiaki (inspection); HOSHIJIMA, Jiro (newspaper section); TAKAZU, Yasuo (cotton spinning); ANDO, Umekichi (cotton piece goods); additional post for chief of the General Affairs Department (artificial fibers); additional post for chief of the Inspection Department (silk and artificial silk piece goods); TACHIWA, Kosuke (wool spinning); undecided (wool piece goods); KURODA, Tsunekiyo (hemp); UCHIYAMA, Sukeshiro (twisted thread); FURUSAWA, Chiyo (finished goods); TACHIKAWA, Yutaka (sewed goods); TAKAHASHI Ryogoku (hosiery); additional post for chief of the Sewed Goods Department, (general manufactured goods); and KAWAMURA, Kojiro (distribution)
Selection of chiefs of both Price and Labor departments are left to the decision of the chief director.
Each chief of a department obtains a seat on the board of directors. As a rule, a vice-chief will not be selected. If a vice chief is needed, the matter must be referred to the general committee.
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ECONOMIC SERIES: 182 (Continued)
ITEM 3 (Continued)
TAGAWA, Shinichi and OKU, Shosuke, directors, were attached to the Planning Department, and FUSHIHARA, Jinichiro to the Business Department.
Co-operative committees: Co-operative committees will be established in the following three divisions respectively: first division - cotton spinning, cotton piece goods, hosiery, distribution; second division - artificial fabric, silk and artificial silk piece goods, finishing distribution; third division - wool, wool; piece goods, distribution. Each committee will be limited to three or less members, one of whom will be the chief of the committee.
ITEM 4 Electric Frequency To Be Standardized at 60 Cycles - Sangyo Keizai - 17 Jan 46. Translator: S, Iwata.
Full Translation:
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has set up the Frequency Standardization Preparative Committee as a consultative body to the ministry, appointing the president of the JAPAN Elective Power Generation and Transmission Company (NIPPON HATSUSODEN KAISHA), ARAI, Shoji as chairman and 19 others as member of the committee.
The first meeting will be held on 23 January, when the committee will hold consultations regarding frequency standardization, the cost of construction, the construction plans, and the operating period. Report on the afore matters will be made before the end of February.
Frequency will be standardized to 60 cycles and the estimated cost of construction will be some 300,000,000 yen. Work will be started this year, requiring five years for completion.
Committee personnel:
Chairman: ARAI, Shoji, president of the Japan Electric Power Generation and Transmission Company.
Members of the committee;
YAMADA, Yoshihide, president of the HOKKAIDO Electric Power Transmission Company (HOKKAIDO HAIDEN KAISHA)
HASHIMOTO, Mannosuke, president of the TOHOKU Electric Power Transmission Company.
KAITO, YOGOU, president of the CHUBU Electric Power Transmission Company.
YAMAIA, Shosaku, president of the HOKUKIKU Electric Power Transmission Company.
HORI, Shin, president of the KANSAI Electric Power Transmission Company.
SHIZUKAWA, Kanechi, president of the CHUBU Electric Power Transmission Company.
SHIMIZU, Shukichi, president of the SHIKOKU Electric Power Transmission Company.
MAGAI, KANISHI, president of the KYUSHU Electric Power Transmission Company.
YASHUKAWA, Daigoro, president of the Electric Machine Control Association. (DENKIKIKAI TOSEIKAI)
ITO, Kenji, vice-president of the Japan Industry BANK (NIPPON KOGYO GINKO FUKU)
OKADA, Shinzi, chief of the Establishment Bureau of the Transportation Ministry. (UNYO SHO SHISETSUKYOKU)
UEMURA, Kogoro, chairman of the Board of directors of the Coal Control Association (SEKITAN TOSEIKAI)
ISHIKAWA, Ichiro, president of the Chemical Industry Control Association. (KAGAKU TOSEIKAI).
SETO, Shoichi, professor at the Second Faculty of the TOKYO Imperial University.
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ECONOMIC SERIES: 182 (Continued)
ITEM 4 (Continued)
MORI, Hide, former munitions Inspector.
KAZAGKA, Kenichiro, managing director of the TOKYO SHIBAURA. Electric Company.
ANDO, Yosuke, chief director of the Japan Electric Power Generation and Transmission Company.
FUJINAMI, Osamu, vice-president of the KANTO Electric Power Transmission Company (KANTO HATSUSOPEN KAISHA)
KOMIYA, Jiro, president of the TOKYO Express Electric Railway Company.
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