This collection presents key contributions on the economic history of Japan from the Meiji Restoration to World War II. It covers broad patterns of economic development and also focuses specifically on: the zaibatsu and Japanese management techniques; technology transfer; banking and financial systems; labour, education and human capital; the economic role of Japanese women; and the economic dimensions of imperialism and war. The two volumes bring together important texts around these themes, including less well-known work first published in Japan. The contributors include: W.M. Fletcher, P. Francks, A. Gordon, T. Okazaki, K. Sugihara, M. Udagawa, K. Yamamura, S. Yonekura and T. Yui.