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Japanese propaganda on money saving in Indonesia 1942-1945

Irianti, Mufidha Brilian (2014) Japanese propaganda on money saving in Indonesia 1942-1945. In: 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014), 23 - 27 August 2014, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Some people argue that Japan colonialism period in Indonesia, during the Pacific War, whether political or social, it has brought significant impacts for Indonesian’s daily life. It is stated in some documents that Japan's colonialism was basically meant to recruit human resources from the region on behalf of The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.In order fulfill the goal, Japan made some efforts to attract local citizen’s attentions in every intention to make them cooperate with government programs.For instance, Japanese propaganda and mass mobilization are way to communicated with people while the war. It is the program which used a large variety of media to send the messages.However, in mass mobilization, Japan formalized Tonarigumi as the lowest component in its military system, which established based on several purposes such as supporting the health issues improvement, intensifying relations among community groups, persuading people to save money, organizing night patrolling, and improving agricultural products. Thus, deep intervention of Japan had affected people’s daily life and accelerated Japan’s culture dissemination in Indonesia. One of the effects that I found as the most interesting is about the pattern of money saving. As mentioned before, one of the purposes of the establishment of Tonarigumi was to persuade people to save money.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0474-77-9 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Historical Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia).
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 01:36
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 00:46

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