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Enterprises and New Industries

Enterprises and New Industries

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In the early years of colonization, Taiwan was set to be the production site for subtropical crops and provisions for the Japanese Empire. To support the needs of the Empire, the Office of the Governor-General developed infrastructure and carried out industrial research to systemically take advantage of the natural resources of Taiwan, including those that could be extracted by agriculture, forestry, and fishing. In agriculture, the government introduced machinery, species selection, fertilizers and pest control, and also greatly enhanced irrigation facilities to increase the yields of sugar cane and rice, which were the main crops at that time. In the late 1930s, the Office of the Governor-General proposed guidelines for industrialization in Taiwan, and various military industries that were developed during WWII helped to lay the foundations for the subsequent development of the island's economy.

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