World War II Singapore: The Chosabu Reports on Syonan

World War II Singapore: The Chosabu Reports on Syonan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814722629
Publisher: Nus Press Pte Ltd
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Gregg Huff is senior research fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford. Shinobu Majima is professor of economic history at Gakushuin University, Japan and a part-time researcher at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University.

Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

List of Figures xvii

Weights and Measures xx

Notes xx

Translation xxi

Acknowledgements xxii

Part I Singapore and the Chosabu 1

Chapter 1 The Chosabu Reports and the Occupation of Singapore Gregg Huff 3

Chapter 2 The Chosabu Members and the Chosabu Reports Shinobu Majima 47

Part II The Chosabu Reports

Population, Labour Supply and Industrial Production 127

Chapter 3 Population by Occupation in Syonan Municipality Surveyed by Odabashi Sadatoshi and Omura Junzaburo, December 1943 129

Chapter 4 Reorganizing Commercial Businesses in Syonan Municipality Higuchi Goro and Nagamori Masaji, September 1944 175

Chapter 5 A Study of the Labour Situation in Syonan Municipality, Focusing on Factories Managed by Japanese Surveyed by Civilian Administrator Izawa Kozo and Civilian Associate Omura Junzaburo, October 1944 243

Chapter 6 An Overview of Important Industrial Factories in Syonan Municipality Military Administration, Department of General Affairs, Research Office, March 1943 300

Prices, Inflation and Rationing 323

Chapter 7 Countermeasures for Prices for Syonan Municipality Compiled for the Committee for the Problem of Prices, Data Compilation by Kirita Naosaku, March 1944 325

Chapter 8 Conditions of Economic Security in Syonan Municipality and Johore Department of Police Administration, March 1943 365

Rice and Food Supplies 387

Chapter 9 Methods of Increasing Food Production on Syonan Island Yamada Isamu, October 1944 389

Chapter 10 Food Problems and Cultivation of the Sweet Potato Unknown author, c. early 1943 426

Chapter 11 Rice Imports to Malaya, with Special Reference to Syonan Municipality Matsu'ura Shigeharu, Surveys by Kirita Naosaku and Nagamori Masaji, September 1944 432

Living Standards 483

Chapter 12 A Study of Lowest Levels of Living by Ethnic Group in Syonan Municipality: Price, Quantity and the Relative Importance of Daily Necessities, by Ethnic Group Surveyed by Yamada Isamu and Kawai Mikio, October 1943 485

Bibliography 522

Index 534

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