Kōrero: Asia and New Zealand

New Zealand Food Festival in Kinokuniya supermarket, Tokyo, November 1966

New Zealand Food Festival in Kinokuniya supermarket, Tokyo, November 1966

By the 1960s New Zealand was trying to expand its trade into the growing Asian markets, particularly Japan's prosperous economy. In the early 1970s such efforts became even more important as the UK's move to join the European Economic Community removed the guaranteed market for New Zealand's products. By the late 1970s Japan had become New Zealand's third-largest trading partner. Kinokuniya supermarket, shown in this photograph, is one of Tokyo's biggest.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

David Capie, 'Asia and New Zealand - The rise of Asia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36238/new-zealand-food-festival-in-kinokuniya-supermarket-tokyo-november-1966 (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012