Japanese Cultural Policies in Southeast Asia during World by Grant K. Goodman

By Grant K. Goodman

With the awesome exception of the japanese application for instructing Southeast Asian scholars in Japan, the occupying forces didn't make an impression at the region's tradition. discovering themselves masters of an immense new empire, the japanese have been hampered by means of their lack of knowledge or admire for Southeast Asian languages and cultures, and accordingly fell again on a coverage of 'Japanization' of the topic populations. This booklet makes a huge contribution to realizing either those rules and the failure of the various eastern intellectuals drafted to create them.

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36 Aiko Kurasawa 37 BASIC FRAMEWORK OF JAPANESE PROPAGANDA POLICY Sendenbu (Propaganda Department) It can be said that propaganda was, from the very beginning of the occupation, one of the most vital tasks of the military government. Its importance was such that, in order to manage propaganda affairs, an independent department, Sendenbu was set up within the military government (Gunseikanbu). Established in August 1942 it was in charge of propaganda and information concerning civil administration, and was a separate organ from the Information Section of the 16th Army which was in charge of propaganda and information concerning military operations.

423. Kenichi Goto 33 Appendix Names of the Nantoku from Indonesia (Based on the Nantoku files of 1943 and 1944 of the International Students Institute) I. Java Name Date of birth Soelaeman Affandi Mochammad Tarmidi Sam Soehaedi Raden Fatwan R. Joesoef Odang Raden Sidharto Soedio Mohamad Saroedji Raden Soedjarwoko Danoesastro Djoko Soejoto Tjoetjoe Soetama Yoga Soegama Adnan Koesoemaatmadja Soekristo Raden Moeskarna Sastranegara Joewono Mohamad Soedjiman Raden Oetojo Soekaton Soepadi Raden Mas Soehardji Sandjojo Notosoeparto Raden Mas Koestidjo Raden Mas Soekisman Raden Moehamad Hasan Rahaja Mas Moehamad Sjarif Pad mad is astra Soeroso Resowidjojo Raden Machmoed Nataatmadja August 14, 1925 March 24, 1925 April 8, 1923 February 5, 1922 August 20, 1924 June to, 1923 November 15, 1922 December 11, 1923 Priangan (West Java) Jakarta Priangan (West Java) Kedus (Central Java) Bogor (West Java) Priangan (West Java) Kedivi (East Java) Madura (East Java) September 17, 1922 December 25, 1923 January 5, 1923 September 7, 1925 May 12,1925 Malang (East Java) Malang (East Java) Banyumas (Central Java) Cirebon (West Java) Semarang (Central Java) April 17, 1923 June 22, 1924 Bogor (West Java) Bodjonegoro (East Java) October 20, 1922 September 24, 1923 Banten (West Java) Besuki (East Java) May 2,1923 Kedus (Central Java) June 21, 1924 February to, 1924 Malang (East Java) Pati (East Java) not given not given May 16, 1929 not given July 4, 1923 Yogyakarta (Central Java) December 25, 1926 not given June 1, 1924 Jakarta June 1919 Jakarta March 30,1924 Jakarta September 20,1923 Priangan (West Java) Hometown Indonesian Students in Japan 34 I.

These individuals were mostly engaged in composing propaganda materials and carrying out the actual propaganda operations, together with their Indonesian counterparts. Quite a few first-class and well-known Japanese bunkajin had been sent to Java,lO which indicates how keenly the Japanese authorities were aware of the importance of propaganda in the occupied area. Many of these bunkajin joined the propaganda team at the personal request of Colonel Machida Keiji. Machida, though he was a professional military man, was a man deeply interested in literature and seemed to have had a very wide range of contacts with these bunkajin.

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