This legislation, in addition to imposing heavy tarriffs on imports and provoking a major depression in the United States, also required that imported items be labeled with their country of origin.If you see a mark that simply says a country name it was made after 1890 for export to the United States.That opened opportunities for other countries which had previously had virtually no trade relations with the United States.By the 1970s, most of the novelty gee-gaws were being produced in Taiwan or Korea.In the third frame, a Taiwanese couple is shown kissing in exactly the same manner both in public and private, while in the final frame, a Hong Kong woman is seen hitting her man both in public and private.In an interview with the Hong Kong website We Media01, Iwhata said his illustration reflects the cultural differences of other countries: Americans are "sweet" while in public, but are chauvinistic at home; Japanese are macho in public, but at home are actually sweet in private; and Taiwanese are sweet whether they are outside or inside.In the first frame, an American couple is shown kissing in public, while back at home, the American man slaps his female companion.
In 1890 Congress passed protectionist tariff legislation - the Mc Kinley Tariff.
Once the requirement for foreign origins was imposed, many American manufacturers also began marking their items with some indication of source to take advantage of "Buy American" sentiment.
In 1914, the law was revised and the phrase "Made in..." was required. There are numerous recent items that say only a country name without "made in..." Don't rely on that rule in dating items.
Before settling in Osaka, he worked in Taiwan and visited Hong Kong on numerous occasions.
He has many Hong Kong friends and based on his conversations with Hong Kong men and his observations, he says that compared to Japanese and Taiwanese women, Hong Kong women are more "aggressive." He recalled riding with a former Hong Kong girlfriend on a very crowded subway car, and when she was pushed by someone while getting off, she went into a fit of rage, in contrast "Japanese girls would never do that, they are very quiet," he said.