Lecture 7 Nanyo, natives, nissei

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Nan’yo, Natives, Nissei I. Japan’s Empire in the Nan’yo a. League of Nation’s Class C Mandate b. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere II. Japanese Nissei in California a. White American Reactions to Japanese Imperialism b. The Japanese American Citizen’s League Keywords: The League of Nation’s Class C Mandate, The Greater East Asia Co- Prosperity Sphere, The Japanese American Citizen’s League In Japan’s expansion in the Asian area, they wanted to create a nation… moral, economic and political superiority. Gov’t and people saw themselves as superior to non-Japanese subjects. Uniquely 20 th century phenomenon. In the pacific islands, the Japanese called the pacific Nan’yo (south seas). In the pacific, the Japanese were not strangers, they were merchants, priests, laborers… Elsewhere they were fishermen, traders. In Micronesia, a number of Japanese traders in pacific islanders. It would be WWI that gave Japan an opportunity to colonize the western pacific. Mukden and RJ war gave opportunity to invade Asia proper. Germany was one of those countries that controlled islands in the Pacific. Pacific islands under Japanese rule 1914-1944 Belau Islands Chuuk Islands Kosrae Islands Marshall Islands Northern Mariana Islands Phonpie Islands Yap Islands After Germany is defeated in WWI, Japan takes up these islands. Rather than seek their voice, they just took over the islands. Nanshin – “Southern advance” ^ Japan did not simply sell out into the pacific and plant the rising sun. Japan instead received permission from the league of nations to modernize the islands (modernization project). The precursor to UN, the league of nations was founded in 1919 and its purpose was to foster “World peace.” In theory, this international body of leaders was formed to prevent global conflict, but in reality it was another colonial organization and was more interested
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in advancing the economic and political interests of the power. IT was the LoN that
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