Changes in the spatial system of wholesaling in Japan

M. Hino

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Abstract

The concentration of economic power in Tokyo at the national level after WWII is pointed out. In wholesaling, concentration in Tokyo was a phenomenon seen mainly in the 1960s. After that period decentralisation of wholesaling emerged. The concentration of wholesaling into provincial centers was seen at the regional level. The main cause was the concentrated agglomeration of sales branches with territories covering regions. The concentration at the regional level slowed down after the end of the post-war period of rapid economic growth. Many prefectural centers raised their prefectural shares of wholesaling in the 1960s through the agglomeration of sales branches with territories covering prefectures. The number of prefectural centers which have dropped their prefectural shares by the suburbanization of wholesaling and the stagnation of local economy has increased since the 1970s. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-97
Number of pages21
JournalScience Reports - Tohoku University, Seventh Series: Geography
Volume44
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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