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An Examination of the Distribution of White-Collar Worker Residences in Tokyo and Osaka during the Modernizing Period

Department of Communication, Faculty of Letters, Kogakkan University, Ise 5168555, Japan
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(9), 375; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8090375
Received: 4 July 2019 / Revised: 19 August 2019 / Accepted: 26 August 2019 / Published: 28 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Historical GIS and Digital Humanities)
This paper sheds light on the residences of white-collar workers in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in the modernizing period using historical statistical data and telephone directories from a historical geographic information system (GIS) analysis. We examined the differences between the distribution of white-collar workers and the progress of suburbanization by comparing the respective unemployment censuses and telephone directories of Tokyo and Osaka. The analysis shows that in 1925, there was a tendency for many white-collar workers to live in certain city sectors, as well as in the city center. However, this trend had changed by the mid-1930s, when data show that private-sector white-collar workers tended to live more in areas with a relatively low population density. Compared to Osaka, Tokyo was relatively suburbanized with white-collar workers in private companies. View Full-Text
Keywords: white-collar workers; salaried workers; company employees; company executives; telephone directories; historical GIS; small-area statistics; Tokyo; Osaka white-collar workers; salaried workers; company employees; company executives; telephone directories; historical GIS; small-area statistics; Tokyo; Osaka
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Kirimura, T. An Examination of the Distribution of White-Collar Worker Residences in Tokyo and Osaka during the Modernizing Period. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 375.

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