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Technopolis and Regional Development in Japan: A Statistical Analysis
- This paper examines the impact of the Technopolis Plan in Japan thro ugh an analysis of inter-Techncpolis area development. It is found that although industrial indicators show that the Technopolis as a whole has a higher development rate than the rest of Japan, this is because some Technopolis areas have competitive advantages due to their low product ion costs. Their development pattern also reveals that this development is natural rather than due to the impact of the Technopolis Plan, since there is no definite assistance from the National Government. This paper examines the issue of economic development only from the short term point of view (gaihatsu -gata); the impact of longer term economic development (naihatsu-gata); based on technological innovations, is left for future discussion.
- Geographical Reports of Tokyo Metropolitan University