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Japanese Immigrants and Investments in North Borneo

This book highlights an unknown aspect of Japanese immigrants and investments in Sabah (then North Borneo) during the pre-war period. Although Sabahans know of the existence of the Japanese presence on the east coast, the details remain virtually unknown., her the author  presents previously unpublished historical facts on the Japanese immigrants and investments. The focus is on the migration policy of the Japanese government and the “South Seas fever” after World War I. The Japanese government encouraged migration to reduce the labour force in the saturated domestic labour market. However, with the restrictive measures taken by various recipient countries of Japanese immigrants, North Borneo became one of only two feasible destinations in the late 1930s. The author also describes episodes in neighbouring Sarawak and the Philippines to enable the readers to visualize the Japanese government’s change in migration policy………….

Sku: BK2995

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