The Japanese Population Problem
The Coming Crisis
By W R Crocker
Routledge – 2011 – 248 pages
This volume analyzes what the pressure of population growth in Japan in the early twentieth century consisted of and attempts to indicate what form it would take in the future. It examines not only the relationship between the number of inhabitants and the economic resources of the country but also discusses the structure and movement of the Japanese population, the agricultural potential of Japan, the prospects of importing food in return for exporting manufactures and the possibilities of finding relief through acquiring land further afield. The relation of all this to international affairs is stressed throughout.
1. International Relations in the Pacific 2. The Japanese Background 3. Pressure of Numbers in Japan 4. The Future Population 5. On Growing Their Own Food 6. The Way of Industrialization 7. Relief Through Emigration 8. Conclusion Appendix 1: Japanese Statistics 2. Rice Culture in Japan. Bibliography. Index.