By all accounts, the Osaka International Trade Fair of 1954 was a resounding success.

 

Featured among many “Made in Japan” products are items shown on this stamp: thread, pearls, gears, and buttons, with the globe at the right of the image. Gives one pause to reflect that these items were major Japanese exports 9 years after the devastation of World War II.

 

Soon to emerge would be the economic powerhouse whose electronics, automobiles, and industrial machines, including robots, would capture, and captivate, world markets.

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