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食料配給公団

English translation: Foodstuff Distribution Public Corporation

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01:51 Dec 4, 2003
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Japanese term or phrase: 食料配給公団
I believe that this organization was established in 1948 to distribute foodstuffs throughout Japan. Is there an official English translation? Thanks for your help :)
Mark Kellner
United States
Local time: 12:36
English translation:Foodstuff Distribution Public Corporation
Explanation:
When a number of "Kodan"「公団」were established after the end of the Second World War, official English name for ”Kodan" were "Public Corporation" such as Japan Petroleum Public Corporation, Japan Highway Public Corporation to name a few.
I am surprised to see that nowadays they have the tendency to drop the word "public". Please look at the corporate website of Japan Doro Kodan (Japan Highway Public Corporation) and read its history in English.
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Nobuo Kawamura
Japan
Local time: 02:36
Grading comment
Thanks for your quick reponses. This helps a lot. I appreciate your help.
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Foodstuff Distribution Public Corporation


Explanation:
When a number of "Kodan"「公団」were established after the end of the Second World War, official English name for ”Kodan" were "Public Corporation" such as Japan Petroleum Public Corporation, Japan Highway Public Corporation to name a few.
I am surprised to see that nowadays they have the tendency to drop the word "public". Please look at the corporate website of Japan Doro Kodan (Japan Highway Public Corporation) and read its history in English.

Nobuo Kawamura
Japan
Local time: 02:36
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 483
Grading comment
Thanks for your quick reponses. This helps a lot. I appreciate your help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BenKC: http://www.ndl.go.jp/jp/data/theme/senryoki/foa/foa4.html lists similar Kodans. Searching US National Archive may help.
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