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"Unraveling the full extent of the Nozaki family archives

A major project to organize the estimated 100,000 items of historical documents of the Nozaki family, including account books and letters of the Nozaki family, the "king of the salt fields" in the Kojima district of Kurashiki, who contributed widely to the development of modern Japan, started this summer. Researchers from eight universities across the country, including Osaka and Okayama Universities, have gathered. It will take five years to create the first systematic catalog and reveal the whole story. Researchers from eight universities across the country, including Osaka and Okayama Universities, have gathered to tackle the vast amount of documents in an effort to link the new knowledge they have gained to research in many fields, including politics, economics and thought. (Sanyo Shimbun, September 11, 2019)





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