The Oriental Economist was a monthly English magazine launched in 1934 (Showa 9) to commemorate the fortieth year of the founding of Toyo Keizai Inc. (Toyo Keizai Shimposha).
Tanzan Ishibashi, editor in chief and president of the Toyo Keizai Shimpotherefore decided to publish an English-language magazine due to an awareness that the real situation in Japan, now the focus of world attention, was not correctly understood after the Manchurian Incident.
Care was taken to present articles in readable English, rather than word-for-word translations, to non-Japanese unfamiliar with Japan’s politics and economy. The editorial policy was also intended to lay bare the strengths and weaknesses of the Japanese economy, and indicate the direction it should take in the future, rather than to simply print propaganda. Read more
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