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Did the Japanese Occupation bring changes to the lives of teens?

Individual Contribution 1 - Mok Jun Wen (2E4) Aspect: Education

Memories of Mum - self-starter  resilience through difficult times

Memories of Mum - self-starter resilience through difficult times

1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. -- the source is about a memory of pang kwong mun. during the japanese occupation, driven by desperation and lack of jobs, people would go and work as railway builders in thailand. however, they would come back in bad condition. later on during the occupation, the japanese sealed the showcases of tailor shops by means of two stretches of paper with japanese words on it. this caused tailors to not be able to do business, and thus having to switch to other forms of businesses. nearing the end of the war, the japanese would come to collect all the cloths from the tailor shops and store them in their warehouse. they would then sell the collected cloths back to the tailors on certain days, and the tailors did not even have a choice.

// 2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation. -- the source is relevant as it tells me what people worked as and went through during the japanese occupation. it also shows how tough life was for them back then, and how they had to endure hardships just to survive. lastly, the source shows how unreasonable to the japanese were to sell the tailors own goods back to them, and how the people did not dare to defy them as they feared the japanese.

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Education during the Japanese Occupation

Education during the Japanese Occupation

1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source --

The source is about how the Japanese changed the education system in Singapore and promotes its language to Singapore, through education to the public (newspaper and broadcast) and schools

// 2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Japanese Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation? --

The source is relevant as it tells me about the focused language used during the Japanese Occupation and the reopening of the schools in Singapore. The source shows that after the war, education still continues and school reopens, except that now they have to follow the Japanese policy on education. The promotion of Japanese culture and language shows that the Japanese wants to gain support and build up Singapore to be part of the empire of Japan. The Japanese determination to teach the populations on their language can be seen from the broadcast and newspaper public education.

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New Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation in Malaya and Singapore, 1941-1945

New Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation in Malaya and Singapore, 1941-1945

1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source -- From 48 to 49 (most of the information are there), the paragraphs are about the change in policy and education system by the Japanese education minister. He made plans and movements to slowly change the education in Singapore. The plans are mostly to eliminate the presence of the British education system and its language, its presence and to promote Japanese spirit of hard work and respect. They are very focused of education as it will bring up support and help build Singapore up back, thus, they are more focused on young boy, making sure they are capable in the society.
// 2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation -- The source is relevant as it states about the change in education systems during the Japanese Occupation. The source shows us how the Japanese promotes seishin, the spirit of the Japanese and plan of spiritual misogi, the plan to remove the British education system. Spiritual are focused on teachers, so they will follow the Japanese way of teaching so the next generation are having the Japanese desired way of education. They also participated in ceremonies to show their respect and sincerity.

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Impact of World War II on Singapore

Impact of World War II on Singapore

1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source --

Under the subtitle "RELATE BACK TO THE PAST DURING THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION", they talked about the education system, the language they used. It also tells me how the teenagers felt when they have to study in Japanese, their difficulties.

// 2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focusing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation --

The source is relevant as it talks about how education was like during the Japanese Occupation. The source shows us how the students were not adapted to the Japanese education system and language, the struggle of coping up with the lessons. Even the simplest things such as the national anthem is very tough for them. These shows that adapting to the Japanese education is not easy for the student during those times and most of them did not enjoy the change in education system. The Japanese did these to eliminate the British presence in Singapore, so the new generation will honor the Japanese and the Japanese will gain more trust and respect, the British will never be portrayed as "high-class people"

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