The other important features of the countermeasures were a 100% tax on war indemnities, a capital levy, the re-fixing of official prices, and the establishment of the Economic Stabilization Board (Keizai Antei Honbu
) to oversee implementation of the measures and to seek ways to increase industrial production.
In October, Yoshinoya acquired the mainline operations of the Ramen Ichiban Honbu
noodle restaurant chain.
The actual implementation of the JRC's recommendations was left to the newly formed Office for Promotion of Justice System Reform (Reform Office or shiho seido kaikaku suishin honbu
Keizai Antei Honbu
(the Headquarters for Economic Stabilization, which was later transformed into the Ministry of International Trade and Industry) reported in 1950 that the structure of corporate financing underwent a drastic change between 1935 and 1949, with a shift from a high rate of equity capital to a high rate of external borrowing (1950: 67).
Instead, Japan maintains a fairly decentralized intelligence system that centers on a "three pillar" institutional arrangement comprising the CIRO, the Public Security Intelligence Agency (Koan Chosacho or PSIA), and the Defense Intelligence Headquarters (Joho Honbu
or DIH) (Oros 2002).