So far, we’ve talked about how Micronesia came under Japanese rule, but what was Japan’s rule over the region like?
Peattie, Mark R. Nan’yo: The Rise and Fall of the Japanese in Micronesia, 1885-1945.
Hezel, Francis X. Strangers in their Own Land: A Century of Colonial Rule in the Caroline and Marshall Islands.
Poyer, Lin. The Typhoon of War: Micronesian Experiences of the Pacific War
Dvorak, Greg. “‘The Martial Islands’: Making Marshallese Masculinities between American and Japanese Militarism.” The Contemporary Pacific 20, No 1 (2008)
Issue 143 of Shashin Shuho, a pictoral weekly put out by the Cabinet Information Bureau during the 30s and 40s. This edition has coverage of the establishment of Nan’yo Shrine on Koror.