A new market for Japanese goods is now found in India, as can be seen from the story of Mr. Shoda, an expert in the department of Agriculture and Commerce, who has just returned from a visit there. Mr. Shoda went to India last December with representatives of the Matsuda Company of Yokohama and other companies.
Speaking of his trip, Mr Shoda said: “We went round the country with the object of extending the market for our goods. The representatives of the firms took samples of their goods, ready to receive orders. We have obtained exceedingly good results. Our idea was that we should be satisfied if we got orders to the amount of ¥3,000; but we have received orders for over ¥1 million. The principal goods for which order have been received are cotton goods, toys, tea cases, cement, and some other goods. It is interesting when we consider that these goods have never been exported to that country before.