It will return home after 72 years’ absence.

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Jun 24, 2011 07:50 economics
According to Nikkei’s front page today, it is expected that a futures market for rice will open in Japan for the first time in 72 years. Futures markets originated in Japan. It was in 1730 in Dojima (堂島), Osaka as just a rice market.

However, the Imperial government stopped the market during WWII, because bureaucrats very often dislike free markets, especially future markets. The same thing happened in the Soviet Union. The time of war will end one more (また一つ). There are still many mechanisms alive in current Japan which were created during the war for the sake of the war effort. They often look well like communism.