Everyday Life in Japan's Colonies

Japan’s vast Asian empire became home to more than a million female settlers, who told their stories in an effort to keep in contact. 

At the end of the Second World War, around six and a half million Japanese were overseas. Just over half of them were civilians, living as settlers and government officials in colonies in Korea, Taiwan, China, Manchuria, Micronesia and Sakhalin. The rest were in the military, spread across the Japanese empire and war zones in the Asia Pacific.

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Everyday Life in Japan's Colonies

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