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Press translations [Japan]. Economic Series 0219, 1946-01-27.
Supreme Commander for The Allied Powers. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section.

translation-number: economic-0982

call-number: DS801 .S81



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GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS
ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER SECTION
PRESS TRANSLATIONS
No. 982 Date: 27 Jan 46

ECONOMIC SERIES: 219

ITEM 1 YAMADA, Yoshimi to Be Appointed Vice-Minister of The Finance Ministry; The post of The Chief of The Finance Bureau will Be Filled By Someone of The Bank of JAPAN - Nippon Sangyo Keizai - 26 Jan. 46. Translator: S. Twata.
Full Translations:
The officials of the Ministry of Finance affected by SCAP's purge-directive are Vice-Minister YAMAGIWA, Chief of the Monopoly Bureau UEKI, Chief of the Finance Bureau KUBO, and the Chief of the Accountants' Bureau NAKAMURA, Minister of Finance SHIBUZAWA will appoint as vice-Minister YAMADA, Yoshimi, the chief of the OSAKA Finance Bureau. His appointment will be effective on 26 January 1946.
The appointments of Chief of the Monopoly Bureau, chief of the Finance Bureau, and the Chief of the Accountants' Bureau will be made soon. The posts will he filled by someone from the Bank of JAPAN.
ITEM 2 Organization Campaign of the Farmers' Union - Provincial Newspaper Kobe Shimbun (KOBE) - 26 Jan 46. Translator: R. Aoki.
Summary:
The KOBE SHIMBUN invited representatives of the JAPAN Social-Democratic Party, and others to its Eastern HARIMA Bureau where there was held a round table discussion concerning the organization movement of the JAPAN Farmers' Union around that District. The discussion revealed the following interesting facts:
The organization movement of farmers! union is generally slow everywhere in JAPAN, especially so in HYOGO-Ken. Nevertheless, among the prefectures, the eastern HARIMA area, is the most progressive. The organization movement develops through the farmers' councils (NOMIN KAIGI). It is done, however, through the timely management of some problem of unique interest to potential future members, and not through formal opening procedures. For instance, before the militarist rule, the problem of the reduction of farm rent was chosen as one of such problems of interest. This time the popular subject seems to be the problem of the confiscation of tenants land by landlords in order to minimize the application of the land reform law.
In any case, the future of the organization rests upon the intensity of such latent forces as may be utilized by organizers at some opportune time. As to political affiliation, the farmers' unions have no expressed desire to affiliate with any established political party, but will satisfy themselves by acting as a simple constituent member of the popular front.

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ECONOMIC SERIES: 219 (Continued)
ITEM 3 Rice Delivery Is Only 34 Per Cent. Farmers Reluctant - Nippon Sangyo Keizai - 26 Jan 46. Translator: H. Saito.
Summary:
According to a Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry report, the total purchases of rice throughout the country from 21 to 31 January totalled 9,071,100.2 koku, and purchases during the ten days from 11 to 20 January were 1,613,194 koku. This is only 34.1 per cent of the allotment of 26,561,000 koku, and this percentage is roughly one half of last year's 66 per cent.
Among the ten day reports of rice deliveries since the present rice crop year (BEIKOKU NENDO) began, the maximum was the delivery for the first ten days of January, which amounted to 2,450,000 koku.
Although it was during the best season for shipping, delivery during the middle ten days in January was the same as above, and it looks as if the farmers' willingness to deliver is decreasing. As one of the reasons for this, we cannot overlook the fact that such recent movements as "management by the people" (JIMMIN KANRI) are being misunderstood by the farmers.
Supply and demand of the six large cities is illustrated as follows:
City Date Received Distributed Stock
TOKYO 22nd 10,239 12,037 105,355
OSAKA 20th 2,810 2,880 36,384
YOKOHAMA 20th 1,406 1,580 23,693
KYOTO 19th 23,421 2,000 17,479
NAGOYA 22nd 2,054 1,269 50,528
KOBE 18th 11,975 1,000 11,975

Purchase in each ken was as follows:
Ken Allotted Amount (Unit 1,000 Koku) Purchased Amount Percentage
HOKKAIDO 1,000 94,968 9.4
AOMORI 400 123,385 30.8
IWATE 491 219,651 44.7
MIYAGI 1,000 383,122 38.3
AKITA 1,026 456,076 44.4
YAMAGATA 1,130 590,284 52.2
FUKUSHIMA 920 406,443 44.1
IBARAKI 780 174,017 21.0
TOCHIGI 785 307,703 39.1
GUMMA 350 259,492 74.1
SAITAMA 727 340,311 46.8
CHIBA 892 223,669 25.0
TOKYO 25 13,662 54.6
KANAGAWA 182 34,595 19.0
NIIGATA 1,850 1,079,313 58.5
TOYAMA 870 420,109 48.2
FUKUI 460 250,744 54.5
YAMANASHI 200 37,578 18.7
NAGANO 645 267,624 41.4
GIIU 517 144,454 27.9
SHIZUOKA 606 179,952 29.6
AICHI 829 169,800 20.4
MIYE 578 148,072 25.6
SHIGA 850 325,267 38.2
KYOTO 396 140,573 35.4
OSAKA 303 188,891 62.3

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ECONOMIC SERIES: 219 (Continued)
ITEM 3 (Continued)
HYOGO 520 389,767 74.9
NARA 301 116,540 38.7
WAKAYAMA 208 93,376 44.8
TOTTORI 277 76,075 27.4
SHIMANE 269 88,311 32.8
OKAYAMA 643 76,962 11.9
HIROSHIMA 580 119,272 20.5
YAMAGUCHI 456 130,677 28.6
TOKUSHIMA 100 40,512 40.5
KAGAWA 286 113,745 39.7
EHIME 380 106,295 27.9
KOCHI 130 11,225 8.6
FUKUOKA 1,081 170,085 15.7
SAGA 650 95,036 14.6
NAGASAKI 163 31,156 19.1
KUMAMOTO 976 53,870 5.5
OITA 516 18,796 3.6
MIYAZAKI 212 27,531 12.9
KAGOSHIMA 451 15,205 3.3
TOTAL 26,561 9,071,100 34.1
(Notes)
with regard to KAGAWA-Ken amount purchased by 19 January is put in this table because a later report has not yet been received.
DISTRIBUTION "X"
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