CHRONOLOGY

c 300 BC

Paddy rice techniques of the Yayoi Culture create a population growth largely displacing the Jomon Culture

c 1,000 BC

Influx of Yayoi agriculturists from the continent starts with paddy rice techniques later being introduced c 300 BC

 

GLOSSARY

Mizuho

mizuho no kuni land of vigorous rice plants

archaic kanji compound hiragana used cf nomenclative challenge

motorways

a motorway to every rice paddy! satirical

rural versus urban + military railway budget dispute revisited cf railway gauge

railway gauge (v)

a railway to every rice paddy! satirical

2ft 6/3ft 6 or 4ft 8.5 rural versus urban + military conflict over railway budget

Waseda University

Waseda a place name early rice paddies

a technical college founded in 1882 it acquired university status in 1902

chosetsu

regulation intervention

as beika chosetsu rice price support, chosetsuki engine governor vs konran

kukaku seiri

plot adjustment

re-organisation of rice paddies for irrigation purposes or town planning related

nichibei

Japan/US

bei kanji abbreviation meaning rice and also read me indicating US or a'me'rika

sashimi

pierce body

thinly sliced premium quality raw fish if served on vinegar rice sushi cf maneita

Yayoi Period

iron age approximately 1,000 BC - 250 AD

time of introduction of paddy rice agriculture and rapid population growth

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