Ryôgo gakushû hajime [The learning of English].

Accession Number RC05084
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J99
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall:18.5 x 12 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 18 July 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 and the Netherlands East Indies. One side of the leaflet has a text in Japanese and the other an English translation of the Japanese text. The text is about an imaginary conversation between two Japanese soldiers about the value of learning English. One soldier mentions in the conversation that learning English will take their minds off things such as wounds, disease and poor food. He also complains that their chiefs have made great errors and the war is a waste.