JACAR Newsletter Number 30

December 19, 2019

Information on Newly Released Documents

Documents released on August 1, 2019

 ・The National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense >The National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense > Army Records: General Historical Documents > Islands North of Australia > General

 This is a collection of materials related to the operation of the Japanese army in the Pacific War. This includes records of operations of the 2nd Army in New Guinea.


 ・The National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense > Army Records: General Historical Documents > Islands North of Australia > 19A

 A collection of materials related to the Japanese army’s 19th division in the Shohoku area. Includes diaries from the units and battle details.


The National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense > Army Records: General Historical Documents > Islands North of Australia > Borneo

 A collection of materials related to military administration and operations in Borneo. In addition to detailed reports on battles of subordinates, diaries of stationed men, and war history data on the 37th Army, it also includes a monthly report on the management of Borneo POW camps and a survey of enemy production in Kuching and Sibu provinces.


Documents released on August 6, 2019

National Archives of Japan > Related to Economy and Industry > Ministry of International Trade and Industry

 An official document transferred from the Minister's Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Documents created or acquired primarily by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from 1944 to 1972. The documents pertain to Japan’s Export Control Law, Export-Import Transaction Law, Export Trade Control Order (including the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls), Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law, Compensation, Plant Export Promotion Measures Law, Trade Liberalization Policy, Export Insurance Law, the Unified Product Trademark Act and others.


Documents released on November 15, 2019

National Archives of Japan > Related to Economy and Industry > Records of the Economic Stabilization Board

 The Economic Stabilization Board was established in 1946 as an agency responsible for planning and comprehensive adjustments to emergency measures for economic stability, and it was reorganized in 1952 as the Agency for Economic Investigation and Planning. Whereas the Economic Stabilization Board had a function centered on controlling policies, the Agency for Economic Investigation and Planning focused on a free economy-based economy in planning, coordinating and investigating economic policies. This collection of documents mainly contains those created or acquired by the Economic Stabilization Board or the Agency for Economic Investigation and Planning from 1946 to 1954.


National Archives of Japan > Related to Economy and Industry > Records of the Economic Planning Agency > Economic Planning Materials for 1955-1964

 These documents were created or acquired primarily by the Economic Planning Agency from 1955 to 1964. The Economic Planning Agency was established in 1955 after reorganization of the Agency for Economic Investigation and Planning. Its main activities were planning, drafting, and coordinating long-term economic plans; planning, drafting, and coordinating economic packages ranging from the comprehensive to ones that cover multiple government bureaus; analyzing and measuring total national resources; conducting economic surveys; and surveying and analyzing national income.


National Archives of Japan > Related to Economy and Industry > Records of the Economic Planning Agency > Economic Planning Materials for 1965-1974

 These are primarily documents created or acquired by the Economic Planning Agency from 1965 to 1974. The Economic Planning Agency was established in 1955 by reorganizing the Agency for Economic Investigation and Planning. Its main activities were planning, drafting, and coordinating long-term economic plans; planning, drafting, and coordinating economic packages ranging from the comprehensive to ones that cover multiple government bureaus; analyzing and measuring total national resources; conducting economic surveys; and surveying and analyzing national income.


*November 13, 2019, we revised the hierarchy of materials in our database that are provided by the National Archives of Japan.
 For details, please refer to “Notification of revisions”.