Japan's Motorcycle Wars: An Industry History
For decades the crown jewels of Japan’s postwar manufacturingindustry, motorcycles remain one of Japan’s top exports.Japan’s Motorcycle Wars assesses the historicaldevelopment and societal impact of the motorcycle industry, from theinfluence of motor sports on vehicle sales in the early 1900s to thepostwar developments that led to the massive wave of motorizationsweeping the Asia-Pacific region today.
Jeffrey Alexander brings a wealth of information to light, providingEnglish translations of transcripts, industry publications, and companyhistories that have until now been available only in Japanese. Byexploring the industry as a whole, he reveals that Japan’smotorcycle industry was characterized not by communitarian success butby misplaced loyalties, technical disasters, and brutalcompetition.
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Why the Motorcycle?
1 Japans Transportation Revolution 18961931
A Study in Industrial SelfSufficiency
Designing Products for an Impoverished Postwar Market
Finding a Niche in a Crowded Manufacturing Field
5 The Rise of the Big Four
Going Bankrupt in Japan
7 Sales and Safety