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Munehiro Miwa Last modified date:2017.04.25



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E-Mail
Homepage
http://www.lib.kyushu-u.ac.jp/rstaff/miwa/
Miwa Munehiro’Homepage
Archives Information
Good Books .
Phone
092-642-2506
Fax
092-642-2507
Academic Degree
Master of Enginerring
Field of Specialization
Business History , Military History, Record Management
Outline Activities
Business History, Oil and Coal Industry
Military History, Pacific War
Selection and Destraction of Records
Research
Research Interests
  • Data base and Checklist for Archives in the U.S. and the U.K.
    keyword : Checklist for Archives
    2010.04.
  • The Failure of Japanese Synthetic Oil Production Project for Aviation Gasoline
    Economic Sanction and the Pacific War against the U.S. in 1941

    keyword : Aviation Gasoline
    2007.04~2010.03.
  • Records of the Japanese Research Project
    keyword : Economic intelligence  Japanese Files Research Project
    2005.04RG131 and Japanese Records Project.
  • Pacific War
    keyword : Pacific War
    1985.04The road to the Pacific War from the point of Oil..
Current and Past Project
  • The Japanese refining technology was mainly dependant on hydro-cracking of kerosene and gas oils, which seemed different from other countries such as USA, Germany and Great Britain in the second World War period.
    The manufacture of iso-octane by polymerization and alkylation was limited due to inadequate supplies of C4 hydrocarbons. Japan introduced Universal oil products company’s iso-octane process and faced the difficulties to get C4 hydrocarbons among oil gases, sugar , alcohol, and so on.


    Hydrogen for the plants (i-octene hydrogenation, kerosene hydro-cracking, cracked gasoline hydrogenation and methanol manufacture) was made from
    ① Water Gas
    ② Cracking of waste gas
    (③Electrolysis of Water)


    Japan spent much money and more than 10 years in developing coal liquefaction for aviation gasoline but in vain. Japan mistakenly believed that German had already got oil from coal by the Bergius direct process.
    PB reports(US and British survey after the war) tells us that German produced aviation gasoline including iso-octane from the coal-tar especially C4 hydrocarbons.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Pacific War and Oil.
Reports
1. 三輪宗弘, 『米国司法省戦時経済局対日調査資料集』(第1巻~第5巻), クロスカルチャー出版, 第1巻~第5巻
解説のみ日本語。, 2008.11.
Presentations
1. Miwa Munehiro, A full embargo and the decision making of waging war: two views prevailed from first to last. .
2. Development of Aviation Gasoline Production in Pre-war Japan.
Other Research Activities
  • 2010.07.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Society for Archival Science
  • JAPANESE ASSOSIATION OF MODERN EAST ASIAN HISTORY
  • The Japan Association of International Relations
  • Socio-Economic History Society
  • Japan Academy of Small Business Studies
  • Business History Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry
  • The History of Science society of Japan
  • The Military History Society of Japan
Educational
Other Educational Activities
  • 2008.06.
  • 2007.06.
  • 2007.02.
  • 2005.01.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
Editor Of the History of Fukuoka-city.