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Abstract Since 1985, the enterprises of Japan are coping stringently with the severely changing economic environment and have started a new high-leveled growth. The diversification of steel manufacturers is being advanced with the base in the Tokyo Region. In the automobile industry, the...
Abstract A conceptual framework is provided for examining international intermodal transport at the end of the period of high-economic growth in the early 1980s. The structure of freight forwarding at this time is detailed with case studies of Nippon Express Co. Ltd and Nissin Corporation. Then...
Abstract Regional information development policies such as “teletopia”, “new media community”, “greentopia”, “intelligent city”, “information-oriented and futuristic city” and other new media facility promotion of various ministries of the central government in Japan are reviewed with its...
Abstract Many Japanese cities are discovering ‘internationalisation’ as a means of solving problems associated with economic restructuring. Yokohama, Japan's second largest city, owes its very existence to Japan's need to internationalise and open up to trade in the 1850s. In the past...
Abstract This paper has two purposes. First, the trends in the location of supermarkets which have become a major factor in the locational dranges of urban commercial functions are considered. Second, with a focus on the cities and particularly on the metropolitan areas, the changes in consumer...
Abstract Japan has experienced a long and complex migration process. This process has been accompanied by a long and slow out-migration from rural to urban areas before the World Wars as a result of the industrialization process. Population were concentrated around the Tokaido megalopolis—the...
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