DBQ Japan and India Cotton Industry
In Japan and India, both countries had to work for their own needs and to support their families. They usually worked in a cotton industry with their sibling. Both Japan and India had hand spun yarns and machine spun yarns. The cotton industry was common from 1880s to 1930s. Although the cotton industries from India share some similar qualities with Japan, they also have some differences that characterize how each people lived and their conditions in their country. The people’s lives in either Japan or India depended on luck and the minimum wages.
The evidences that show the difference and similarities are found in some of the documents supported by sources that have worked in or experienced cotton industries. These are the differences that have been found in the cotton industries in Japan and India. The hand-spun yarn in Japan is increasing with the amount of machine-spun yarns, but in India, the amount of hand-spun yarns decrease while the amount of machine-spun yarns increase. One of the document also shows that 80% of females in Japan worked in cotton industries from 1920 and it stilled constant until 1930, while in India, only 22% of females work as cotton labors and it decreases to 18% by 1934. This shows that more people in Japan were in need of money.
The documents also show the similarities in the cotton industries in Japan and India. The production rate of machine-spun yarns both increased from 1884 to 1914. Both industries in Japan and India had low wages because the workers in the factory are unattached component of the family. She or he has to earn enough money to maintain him. This shows the importance of how the force agriculture continues to be for the development of our nation’s commerce and industry. Another similarity, showed by a document supported by a Buddhist priest from a rural area of Japan, is that workers come from farming communities. Most of the industry workers are peasants in both Japan and...