Controlled by the Japanese Done By: Kristy Lee
What was life like under the Japanese control ? • it was a living nightmare • the people suffered and lived in constant fear of the Japanese • "Syonan-to" was the new name the Japanese gave us. • It meant "the Light of the South".
Filling the stomach • Most of the people suffered from hunger as there was a severe shortage of food. • Tapioca and sweet potatoes were about the only food they could afford. • Ration cards were given out to limit the amount of food each person got. • The best food went to those who worked for the Japanese.But the food shortage did not affect the Japanese. They had the best of everything.
Instilled Culture • In order to remove western influence • The Japanese promoted the Japanese spirit • Japanese set up schools to teach the people the Japanese language. • Those who are present at the morning assemblies had to stand facing Japan sing their national anthem.
Communication • All the radio stations were controlled by the Japanese and the radio owners could only listen to these broadcasts. • People caught tuning into foreign broadcasts will either be severely punished or sentenced to death. • Watching Movies • In cinemas, only Japanese movies and propaganda were screened • Going to the cinemas had its dangers too since the Japanese might suddenly appear and take away young men to work on the Death Railway. Controlled Activities Propaganda - Information, ideas, opinions, or images, often only giving one part of an argument, that are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people's opinions
Learning Point • The people went through three and a half years of torture suffering. • These taught us the importance of independence • Lee Kuan Yew says,” My collages and I are of that generation of young men ………”
THANK YOU • http://www.teamkickoff.com/forum/topics/kaizer-chiefs-new-201112-jessi?commentId=2808553%3AComment%3A571470&xg_source=activity • http://home.netvigator.com/~hkra2002/ • http://library.thinkquest.org/10414/japan.html • http://sgfilmhunter.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/location-scouting-in-british-newsreels-made-before-the-japanese-occupation-of-singapore-1938-42-part-2 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lee_Kuan_Yew_ASEAN_Photo.jpg
Effects of Japanese control By: Tan Li Ning and Ron Kappen
Introduction • The Japanese occupation occurred between 1942 and 1945 after the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942. • The Japanese conquered all of Malaya during the Malaya campaign within 3 months. • The army defending Singapore surrendered on 15 February 1942, only a week after the invasion of Singapore commenced. • British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the fall of Singapore “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history.”
Increase price of food • During the Japanese Occupation, the price of food had increased to a very high price. • Many people could not afford to buythe items.
Newspapers • The local Chinese and English newspapers had very little local news. • Most of what was reported was the Japanese version of the war and pro-Japanese speeches.
Thank you • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_occupation_of_Singapore • http://library.thinkquest.org/10414/japan.html • http://theknowledgecafeteria.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/impacts-of-japanese-occupation/ • https://www.google.com.sg/search?um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=singapore+in+world+war+2&oq=singapore+in+world+war+2&gs_l=img.3..0.1367551.1373789.0.13739220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1514.15j4.19.0...0.0...1c.1.12.img.oeXu0zO7GAY&biw=1366&bih=643&cad=b&cad=cbv&sei=SjWSUYRgwuqtB_WRgbgK
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