Since the beginning of the Meiji Period, the Japanese government favored family business oligarchies deemed most beneficial to the economy. Of these “money cliques” ( Zaibatsu), four companies dominated the scene: Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo and Yasuda. Often using POWs for slave labor, the Zaibatsu were key to Imperial Japan’s war effort.
Sep 23, 2011
I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!
Thanks. I hope to continue with a mixture of popular consciousness on both sides interspersed with political & military events
right up through the 1930’s and WWII.
ah Nice post, thank you. Do you have a Twitter account?
Thanks! My Twitter account is WW2awake