Nihon senpuku de yukitsumaru [Japan's hopeless shipping position.]

Accession Number RC04856
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J105
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 17 x 24.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 23 August 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. This leaflet is written in Japanese and was distributed to Melanesia. An English translation of the text is attached. There are two maps of Japan, China and Southeast Asia printed on the leaflet. Japan's shipping lines from Tokyo and Kyûshû Island are drawn on one of the maps. No shipping lines are drawn on the other map but a circle with a message "continuous attacks by the Allies" is included. The arrow pointing from the first-mentioned map to the second is marked "The inevitable result". The main text states that Japan's shipping capacity was not sufficient to carry out the Greater East Asia War from the beginning and now its shipping deficiency is at least 14 million tons due to the losses caused by the Allied attack.