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5/13/2014

Japan in WWII was ‘just like North Korea’

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Author Probes Oddities of World War II Life in Japan
Wall Street Journal blog, 2014/05/13
When author Tadanori Hayakawa looks at life in Japan during World War II, his eye is drawn to the bizarre.
Take the case of nudism: At some schools, both the pupils and teachers wore only underpants or trousers to become physically stronger. A photo from 1943 shows that even a principal was working almost naked at his desk.
A magazine for homemakers gave advice on how to grow opium poppies for use as anesthetics during a medicine shortage. Readers were told to go to government health offices for free seeds
Hayakawa said he was genuinely interested in the ideas and ways of life shown in his unique collection of materials. “Most readers enjoy them. Many have said, ‘Oh, this is just like North Korea,’ ” he said.
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Japanese links (Bing Translate) to Tadanori Hayakawa’s books are:

Show Your Love for the Nation
“Show Your Love for the Nation”


battle-life
“Gods’ Japan battle life”


Previous 3Yen reports of naked education in Japan include:



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5 Responses to “Japan in WWII was ‘just like North Korea’”

  1. choko Says:

    Oh, this is just like North Korea

    Yep…I wonder if they’ll eventually start to question why they still send their children to school (in this love piece and ice cream cuntry) in uniforms with military backpacks.

  2. WS Says:
    Oh, this is just like North Korea

    choko wrote:
    Yep…I wonder if they’ll eventually start to question why they still send their children to school (in this love piece and ice cream cuntry) in uniforms with military backpacks.

    Can’t see it. At elementary school they don’t have a uniform and the backpacks aren’t military looking to me. More European school satchel specifically designed for books sort of thing. At JHS they have a uniform but most these days are English public school style rather than military. And they don’t have a backpack, they have a soft carry-all bag. At many high schools there is no uniform at all and a soft carry all bag.

  3. someothergaijin Says:

    More evidence why the Japanese are superior to all other humans and that North Korea is Best Korea!

  4. adamatari Says:

    “…just like North Korea.”

    Well, they WERE a wacko military dictatorship bent on dominating all of Asia (”East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere”). This is a country that sent young conscripts on suicide missions using custom planes and submarines. A country that made a state religion out of Shinto, which was a party mix of folk beliefs and heavily syncretic with Buddhism until then, and made the emperor into an object of official worship much like they treat the Kims in Best Korea .

    So yeah, there would be similarities. It’s sad that people need to be reminded how crazy it was at the time. Surprised? Why would you be?

  5. Dave Says:

    Seriously, with the steady rise of the working poor in Japan, it’s starting to look more and more like an oligarchy nowadays. :(

    Japan’s working poor left behind by Abenomics

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