Effect of Japanese Invasion in Asia (Treatment of the local population and…
Effect of Japanese Invasion in Asia
Most of the captured territories were used as industrial bases of the production of military weapons for Japanese.
Japan used steel production from Manchuria and Korea to increase their industrial output for war production.
Labourers were sent to different parts of Japan. Workers work in harsh conditions.
Korean labour increased after Japan took over Korea.
Japanese build railways in many occupied countries.
Japan built and modernised Taiwan's railway system. The system is still used today.
Japanese built extensive network railways in Northeast China that connects all ports in Northeast China and also Korea.
Japanese military yen was used in captured areas
Japanese banned local currency in Hong Kong
Most resources were used for economic development in Japan. There was little emphasis on improvement of economic development in colonies.
Treatment of the local population and culture
The local people endured strict treatment from Japanese colonial government.
Oppression to the local population became worst as the war progressed, especially in Korea and parts of China.
Japanese attempted to destroy the culture of the occupied regions.
Koreans were asked to change names into Japanese names.
Japanese were taught in schools
People weren't encouraged to speak their own language.
Forced labours to work in Japan or other territories.
Japanese forcibly recruited Korean workers to work in factories and mines.
Dissidents were captured and tortured.
Unit 731: captured prisoners for human experiments such as frostbite testing, dissected without pain-killers or anti-biotics and injection of diseases into human.
Build Japanese style buildings in captured areas
Hong Kong Government House and Taichung Station