Chapter 65

Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in Japan and China

Masahisa Fujita Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan.

Tomoya Mori    Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan.

J. Vernon Henderson     Department of Economics, Brown University, USA.

Yoshitsugu Kanemoto     Department of Economics, Tokyo University, Japan.

JEL classification: F23, O18, O53, R11, R12, R14, R23, R58, O0, P3, R0


In this chapter we look at the spatial distribution of economic activities in China and Japan. Japan has excellent data and relatively uniform institutions since World War II, which allow us to track its spatial evolution and detail its key features today. For Japan we show how ...

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