Review of Takeo Kikkawa, Nihon Denryokugyō Hatten no Dainamizumu (Dynamism in the Development of Japan’s Electric Power Industry)

Nagoya Daigaku Shuppankai, Nagoya, 2004
  • Ryoshin Minami
Part of the Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan book series (MSSEHSJ)


This is a comprehensive study of the history of Japan’s electric power industry. It achieves the status of a magnum opus not only because it comes to more than 600 pages, but also because it represents research of the highest quality. The author is a leading expert in the field, who has extensive background in writing and editing histories of electric-power companies. This book is expected to attract a great deal of attention from both economic and business historians, as is another monumental work by the same author (Kikkawa 1995).


Private Company Electricity Price Public Utility Electric Power Industry Electric Power Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hitotsubashi UniversityTokyoJapan

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