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zaibatsu-like business combine. He was the small size of the market in terms of purchas­ The other question is why these initial quasi-monopoly

not only a profiteer in arms sales but established the first foreign trade office in London as early as 1874, and we find him active in such diverse fields as coal mining, chemical industries, construc­ tion and beer brewing. Godai Tomoatsu is another example of an inseparable mixture between favouritism and personal pioneer­