Department of History - WWII Asian Pacific Theater

Cartoon leaflets were a means by which the state’s propaganda efforts were achieved through the use of iconography. Japan’s use of full-color cartoons on the leaflets stood out among countries involved in the war, in terms of the quantity and quality of production. Those designed for Asian populations contained messages aiming to pacify the local populace and accusing the Allies of being invaders and oppressors of Asians. On the other hand, those targeting enemy troops, often containing pornographic images of their wives and sweethearts in infidel situations, meant to lower the morale of the soldiers.

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significant role in setting the stage for the involvement of Asia and the Pacific in World War II:

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Lindbergh's role in the early years of the war in the Ford Motor Company's reproduction of B-24 bombers and his subsequent 50 combat missions as a civilian flier in the Pacific.

What caused the start of WWII in the Pacific? | eNotes

1945 In February, the Big Three leaders met at the where Stalin won several important concessions: he retained his plan for communist domination of Poland and the Balkans after the war and he was given extensive concessions in Asia, including control over Manchuria. In return, Stalin promised to enter the Pacific war three months after Germany surrendered, to provide free elections in Poland, and to accept the temporary partitioning of Germany.


The United States and Japan After World War II - ThoughtCo

The Japanese and Koreans, however, would have to wait until 1952 to obtain the same rights, when Congress also abolished the "Asiatic Barred Zone" and established the which gave the entire Asian-Pacific Region a total annual immigration quota of 2,000.

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Japan promoted the idea that under their leadership, East Asia would come to know greater economic prosperity free from Western influence and independent of Western economic bureaucracy. Japan’s "Outline of Economic Policies for the Southern Areas" describes Japan’s plans "to assist the economic expansion of the Japanese people in the southern areas on the bases of overall national planning, and to advance economic changes within the Co-Prosperity Sphere." However, underneath all the rhetoric of a "Greater East Asia" lay hidden agendas as well.

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Throughout the war and the years leading up to it, Japan maintained that its campaign through Asia was virtuous and that their Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere would, in the long run, do good for all of Asia under their guidance. Seeing what Western countries were doing to Asia—the French presence in Southeast Asia, the British in Hong Kong and Singapore, and the United States in the Philippines—Japan sought to "liberate East Asia from white invasion and oppression." In 1942, the Japanese government published a booklet entitled The Greater East Asia War and Ourselves (Dai Toa Senso to Warera) describing how the relationship between Asian countries would be like that of a "branch family."

Events preceding World War II in Asia - Wikipedia

We find the Japanese talking about “Greater East Asia” in many leaflets. In this 4-page leaflet dropped on San Miguel on 15 December 1941, they first claim that Asians are spiritually and culturally superior to Europeans, but the Europeans were superior in aggression, exploitation and weaponry. The Japanese have an answer to this problem:

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1906 - The that the city's 95 Japanese students could no longer attend public school and instead would be sent to the Chinese segregated school. The ruling sparked a diplomatic crisis between Japan and the US which prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to send Commerce and Labor Secretary Victor Metcalf to San Francisco to persuade the school board to change its decision. The cartoon above, published in Harper's Weekly, shows Metcalf bowing to a white schoolboy, whose glare and slingshot in his back pocket mark him as a troublemaker. In the background, a Japanese mother tries to lead her child to safety. An editorial in the same issue suggested that an appropriate retaliation for the Japanese would be to open a school of manners for white American students. The writer blamed the influential “hoodlum” element in San Francisco for that city’s maltreatment of the Japanese and other East Asians.