Excerpt from Fisheries in Japan The following note is the result of a ten weeks' tour in Japan in 1906, during which I paid various visits of inspection to experimental stations, schools, fishing villages, etc., consulted various local authorities, and obtained a variety of information, largely through special translations, which has been partly embodied in the Note. Now that the Note has been written, many lacunae and imperfections are obvious to myself, imperfections which I hope to correct in a later visit, but which at present must remain. The difficulties of the language, the scarcity of interpreters, the paucity of reports in European languages, the difficulty of ascertaining the existence or nature of laws, reports, and so forth, the impossibility of reading a single word for myself in Japanese, the strangeness of the country, and the shortness of my visit, must be my apologies for many of the imperfections and for, possibly, erroneous statements or inferences. But certain unavoidable errors apart - and I trust they are of a minor character - the broad facts are undoubted, and it is to these that I would direct attention; errors in detail matter little, since it is not a history or technical description of Japanese fisheries at which I have aimed, but a presentation of the broad outlines of fishery work and modern methods of development especially by Government institutions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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