Minami Taiheiyô Shûhô dai 20 gô [South Pacific Weekly No.20, 18 September].

Accession Number RC04890
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J118
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall : 12 x 18.6 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 23 September 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A propaganda newspaper produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. The item is written in Japanese and was distributed to Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. An English translation of the text is attached. The purpose of this leaflet was to provide information on the war and news from the homefront. This issue is dated on 18 September 1943. Events covered by this issue include the Emperor's concern about the production capacity of Japan's war industry, the rice harvest of 1943, the enforcement of blackouts to avert bombing and the abuse of the blackout by criminals, the situation in Shanghai, the loss of Salamaua and Lae, the deteriorating German positions in Russia, strategic planning by the Allies, the surrender of Italy and the US superiority in shipping.