Japan and Singapore in the World Economy: Japan's Economic Advance into Singapore, 1870-1965

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Overview

This pioneering work examines Japan's economic activities in Singapore from 1870 to 1965. Drawing upon a wide range of published and unpublished sources, the authors shed new light on issues such as:
* prostitution
* foreign trade by Kobe's overseas Chinese
* fishermen in the inter-war period
* Japanese economic activities during the Pacific War
* Japanese involvement in Singapore's post-war industrialisation plan
* the Lee Kuan Yew regimes policy towards Japan
* the 1960s Japanese investment boom
This important work challenges commonly-held views on Japan's economic advance into Southeast Asia in general and Singapore in particular.
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Table of Contents

List of plates and maps
List of figures and tables
Abbreviations
Explanatory notes
Preface and acknowledgements
Maps
Introduction 1
1 Emergence of Singapore and Japan in the world economy 7
2 Karayuki-san and Japan's economic advance into Singapore 19
3 Japan's trade expansion into British Malaya: with special reference to Singapore 51
4 The rise and fall of the Japanese fisheries based in Singapore 94
5 Japan's economic activities in Syonan 113
6 Japan's return to Singapore in the post-war period 147
7 The blood-debt issue and Japan's economic advance 180
Conclusion 207
Notes 223
Bibliography 239
Index 269
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