chapter  5
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Superficially, the problem of evaluating the Japanese economic effort in the war is no harder-if as hard-as that presented by Germany. Budgetary data are available in fairly full detail up to the outbreak of the Pacific War, and the amounts of money voted to the Government are available even since then, while rough official and semiofficial estimates of the magnitude of national income and of savings are made known from time to time. In fact, however, the general knowledge of the Japanese war economy is very much slighter than the general knowledge of the German, chiefly because far less unofficial attention has been paid to it outside Japan, and far less unofficial Japanese analysis and speculation concerning it has been published.