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Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution

Sites of Distorted Facts and Concealed Truth

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[Authorized from March 2019, in use from 2020]


Column: Mr. Sakura’s Notes

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The Expansion of War and the Asian People
ㆍThe people of Korea under Japan's colonial rule were directed to change their names to Japanese ones or conscripted as Japanese soldiers and sent to war zones.

ㆍTo fill the shortage of domestic labor, many people from Korea and China were brought to Japan and made to work under harsh conditions in places such as mines.

-『Elementary School Social Studies 6』, Kyoiku-Shuppan, p. 205


Column: The War and Joseon Koreans

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As the war dragged on and Japan faced a shortage of labor, many Koreans and Chinese were forcibly taken away for hard work under harsh conditions in places such as factories and mines.

Many Koreans also had their names changed to Japanese names or were made to worship at Japanese shrines. Men were also conscripted into the Japanese army and young women were forced to work in places like factories to cooperate with the war.

[Photo] Young Joseon Koreans having become soldiers

-『New Social Studies 6 - History』, Tokyo Shoseki, p. 133


Learning materials: War with the Peoples of Korea and China

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Japan enforced policies on Joseon Korea such as having Koreans change their names to Japanese names or building shrines where they were made to worship. Conscription also took place in Korea and Taiwan where men were made into soldiers and sent to the battlefield. In addition, the prolonging of the war and the shortage of labor led Japan to send many Koreans and Chinese to Japan where they worked in places such as factories and mines.

-『Elementary School Social Studies 6』, Nihon Bunkyou Shuppan, p. 202

 
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