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Other Japanese Manufacturers - References and Context

I have drawn from many sources for this work, but one individual I'd like to specifically mention is Mike Walker in the UK who provided some initial scans of material, together with suggestions for where to continue looking.

Print sources that I used as reference include:

As well:

I do not speak or read Japanese, and so I depend on machine translations which can often leave a lot to be desired. I try to verify and cross check the translations as I go along, but that isn't always possible. Any errors are my own, and I value hearing from people offering corrections.

To frame the story a bit, the two images below are interesting as they show the early genesis of the industry in Japan prior to WWII and then its evolution post WWII from the remains of the Japanese armanents industry. These two charts are both from "Japan's Motorcycle Wars" by Jeffery W. Thompson which is not an easy read, but which does offer a wealth of information and useful context.

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