Story: International economic relations

Mural on Shin Sakura Maru, Japanese floating fair, 1976 (2nd of 2)

Mural on Shin Sakura Maru, Japanese floating fair, 1976

The Shin Sakura Maru floating trade ship visited Wellington in 1976. Dominating its main showroom was this huge metal mural representing the large variety of Japanese industries. Japanese industry was hit hard by the rapid increase in oil prices in 1973–74, because oil was a critical input and wholly imported. But by 1976 industry had regained its momentum.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/0464/4A

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'International economic relations - Japan and New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24821/mural-on-shin-sakura-maru-japanese-floating-fair-1976 (accessed 23 May 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010