1970s in Japan

In Japan during the 1970s, the economy was hit by the oil shock and the Nixon shock. Energy consumption dropped and industrial production increased. During the 1970s energy crisis, Japan introduced energy-saving measures and became a hub of miniaturization.[1] The women's liberation movement in Japan, known as Ĺ©man ribu, began to gain momentum with feminist groups starting to form in 1970.[2][3]

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In November 1973, a tissue shortage in Japan was reported by news agencies.[4]


  1. http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat24/sub155/item903.html
  2. Shigematsu, Setsu (2012). Scream From the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan (PDF). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. p. 3. ISBN 9780816667581. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  3. Shigematsu, Setsu (2015). "The Women's Liberation Movement and Sexuality in Japan". In McLelland, Mark; Mackie, Vera (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia. London: Routledge. p. 175. ISBN 9781317685746.
  4. https://priceonomics.com/the-great-toilet-paper-scare-of-1973/

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