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all imports consisted of cotton yarns and samurai

cloth did a government-sponsored drive for the building of mech­ anical spinning mills get under way. Exhibitions, discount sale of spinning machinery, and verbal encouragement were chosen rather than direct building of government-run mills, with the exception of three model mills which were later sold.

Manchester trained Yamabe Takeo. After the breakthrough had been achieved, the success story of Japanese cotton spinning began, with large amounts of capital and merchant initiative enter­ ing this lucrative field in which Japan first entered the world market as equal competitive partner.