Japanese women at work, 1880-1920

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History Today
Vol. 43, no. 5 (May 1993), p. 49-55

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What was it like to be a 'Boiled octopus' in the sweatshop silk mills of Japan before the First World War? Janet Hunter looks at the life and conditions of the women who bore the brunt of Japan's rapid industrialisation