Nanshin: Japanese Settlers in Papua and New Guinea, 1890-1949

 
9780958586306: Nanshin: Japanese Settlers in Papua and New Guinea, 1890-1949

The Japanese who went to Papua and New Guinea from the 1890s were on the frontier of Japanese settlement in the South Seas. In Nanshin, Hiromitsu Iwamoto tells the stories of those adventurous individuals, such as Komine, a trader and pearl diver, who flourished as a boatbuilder and planter in German and Australian New Guinea until the 1929 depression, and Tashiro, who as caught between his loyalty to his nation and to people in New Guinea. When war came in 1942, the Australians regarded all Japanese in Papua New Guinea as enemy aliens, and even those who avoided internment had assets destroyed and families dispersed. During the war and the immediate post-war period the Australian and Japanese governments could not, or would not, protect their interests. With his command of languages, his pursuit of documents, and his conversations with survivors and family members in Australia, Japan and Papua New Guinea, Iwamoto has traced the accounts of individuals, and through them illuminated the histories of migrants, colonies and nations.

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Iwamoto, Hiromitsu
Published by Journal of Pacific History (1999)
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Book Description Journal of Pacific History, 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 194 p. The Japanese who went to Papua and New Guinea from the 1890s were on the frontier of Japanese settlement in the South Seas. In Nanshin, Hiromitsu Iwamoto tells the stories of those adventurous individuals, such as Komine, a trader and pearl diver, who flourished as a boatbuilder and planter in German and Australian New Guinea until the 1929 depression, and Tashiro, who as caught between his loyalty to his nation and to people in New Guinea. When war came in 1942, the Australians regarded all Japanese in Papua New Guinea as enemy aliens, and even those who avoided internment had assets destroyed and families dispersed. During the war and the immediate post-war period the Australian and Japanese governments could not, or would not, protect their interests. With his command of languages, his pursuit of documents, and his conversations with survivors and family members in Australia, Japan and Papua New Guinea, Iwamoto has traced the accounts of individuals, and through them illuminated the histories of migrants, colonies and nations. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE.0017386

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