Japanese poster in Singapore in 1942
(Image by Nippon News)
A process of Japanization was imposed to remove British influence by implementing Japanese ideology into Singapore. The central idea of Japanization was that all Asian people should follow and live according to the Japan Imperial way of life. Except renaming Singapore, Japanese authorities banned western music, theater, and film; replaced the Gregorian calendar to the Imperial calendar of Japan; mandated Japanese military yen for daily use, etc. One of the major changes would be the education curriculum, in which schools started integrating Japanese language and culture into the curriculum, including teaching students the Japanese language.
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