Japan and Singapore in the World Economy: Japan's Economic Advance into Singapore, 1870-1965 (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia No.5)
By: Hitoshi Hirakawa (author), Hiroshi Shimizu (author)Hardback
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This pioneering work examines Japan's economic activities in Singapore from 1870 to 1965. Drawing upon a wide range of published and unpublished sources, the authors shed new light on issues such as: * prostitution * foreign trade by Kobe's overseas Chinese * fishermen in the inter-war period * Japanese economic activities during the Pacific War * Japanese involvement in Singapore's post-war industrialisation plan * the Lee Kuan Yew regimes policy towards Japan * the 1960s Japanese investment boom This important work challenges commonly-held views on Japan's economic advance into Southeast Asia in general and Singapore in particular.
List of Figures Preface and Acknowledgements Abbreviations Explanatory Notes Introduction 1. Emergence of Singapore and Japan in the World Economy 2. Karayuki-san and Japan's Economic Advance into Singapore 3. Japan's Trade Expansion into British Malaya: With Special Reference to Singapore 4. The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Fisheries based in Singapore 5. Japan's Economic Activities In Syonan 6. Japan's Return to Singapore in the Post-war Period 7. The Blood Debt Issue and Japan's Economic Advance Conclusion Bibliography
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