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  • 1. Group members: Zi lu , Wendy, Jia huan, Phan chong, Bala Sec 2E 2008 March PROPAGANDA
  • 2. P ropaganda
    • P ropaganda refers to the action taken, especially by a government, to influence the way people think by spreading certain ideas, beliefs, news, etc. which are often inaccurate or biased.
  • 3. British propaganda
  • 4.
    • Although the report states that " Yesterday was probably Singapore’s worst day since fighting began in Malaya ", it still stressed that " several Japanese tanks have been destroyed in Singapore ." And it still carried the slogan "Singapore Must Stand; it SHALL Stand " - H.E. the Governor’ under its masthead.
    What does it tell us? What does it tell us? Why they have this sentence spoke by the the Governor ? The Straits Times, Feb 14, 1942 What does it tell us?
  • 5.
    • Although the report states that " Yesterday was probably Singapore’s worst day since fighting began in Malaya ", it still stressed that " several Japanese tanks have been destroyed in Singapore ." And it still carried the slogan "Singapore Must Stand; it SHALL Stand " - H.E. the Governor’ under its masthead.
    British still have the power to protect people in Singapore tell us? T he day before Singapore fell to the Japanese . Under British’s control To give people in Singapore confidence The Straits Times, Feb 14, 1942 Japanese bring doom to Singapore.
  • 6. The purpose of this propaganda
    • The British wanted to give the people in Singapore more confidence and wanted to show that they still had the power to protect Singapore. Japanese were cruel and they brought doom to Singapore. British were the family but Japanese were the enemy.
  • 7. Japanese propaganda
  • 8.
    • The Japanese took over several newspapers.
    • These appeared under different names. The Straits Times was renamed The Shonan Times and later, Syonan Shimbun.
    • The Shonan Times was the official newspaper in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation.
    • The paper ran on Tokyo times, normally two hours ahead of Singapore. Staff had to come to work in the dark, working through to sundown.
    • The Shonan Times was run by Japanese officers from the Propaganda Department, who threatened to behead anyone who spelt the Emperor's name or title incorrectly.
    • It ia a Japanese-owned paper during the war years, carried many propaganda articles or stories which put the Japanese in a favourable light.
    From this... ...to this BACK GROUND KNOWLEDGE
  • 9. The Syonan Shimbun, Feb 28 Syowa 19 The Syonan Shimbun, a Japanese-owned paper during the war years, carried many propaganda articles or stories which put the Japanese in a favourable light. This article, written by a "Syonan Shimbun Staff Reporter" states that the Fuji Village which the Japanese ordered the Eurasians to create at Bahau in Negri Sembilan, is well on its way to success. It also shows a photograph with the caption: "A happy Eurasian family group outside a temporary homestead in Bahau." In reality, the project failed. Can we believe what it say? Why? What was the message it is trying to tell the people in Singapore? What was the purpose of this propaganda?
  • 10.
    • Can we believe what it say? Why?
    • No, because that was failed.
  • 11.
    • What was the message it is trying to tell the people in Singapore?
    • It is trying to tell people Japanese is helping them to build the new house.
    • And, Japanese is friend of them.
  • 12.
    • What was the purpose of this propaganda?
    • They want the people in Singapore to support them and they live very happy under Japanese control.
  • 13. Food rationing
    • One of the most serious problems during the Occupation was food shortage. The people of Singapore were encouraged to grow their own vegetables.
    • In addition, the Japanese also issued ration cards to control supplies of rice and other essential items.
    • You could not get any provisions from shops if you did not have this ration card.
    • Each adult was given a ration of 4.8kg of rice per month and each child 2.4kg. This amount was subsequently reduced to 3.6kg per month for adults.
    Ration cards were often the only way to get food. However, the quality of food was not always good. Rice had weevils and stones in them. BACK GROUND KNOWLEDGE
  • 14.
    • Indicative of the enthusiastic support of the Oversea-Chinese to the Endau model farm scheme is the large number of millionaires settling there.
    • Proprietors of leading firms in South Bridge Road, such as Chops Sun Cheong, Cheong Lee, Kwong Fook Tai, Fook On, Kang Hing Cheong, Poh Cheong, Teck Hing and Kwong Yan Shing in North Canal Road, have settled at the farm, together with their families and employees.
    • They have all become conscious of the need and advisability of changing their pursuance of trading for profit for cultivation of foodstuffs including padi.
    • Picture shows the smiles of the proprietors of Chops Sun Cheong and Cheong Lee happily settled at Endau.
    The Japanese tried to create new farming villages that concentrated on growing food crops. Syonan Shimbum, Feb 29, Syowa 19 What was the message it is trying to tell the people in Singapore? What was the purpose of this propaganda?
  • 15.
    • What was the message it is trying to tell the people in Singapore?
    • Japanese is helping them to solve the problem with the lack of food.
    • Japanese is caring people they are friend of people of Singapore.
  • 16.
    • What was the purpose of this propaganda?
    • To encourage more people to migrate to these villages .
    • To follow the instructions that Japanese gave them.
  • 17. What do you think is the purpose of this source? Rely on the United Kingdom, all of this without naturalization British goods firms Pro-Japanese shops Japan relies on the business down Japanese British forces in East Asia degenerated
  • 18.
    • T he purpose of this source is to make people believe that the J apanese are the people who are not their enemy. T his was called “Asian to Asian” at that pried. T his is shown at the source as there are many people voting for the J apanese. F rom the source the C hinese wrote make fortune by working and corporate with the J apan. T his postcard will help the J apanese win the war by attracting them using fortune. T he source also show that the British stall was being close down by the people , that wanted to tell us that Japanese were winning everywhere. T his postcard will make people feel that the Japanese are so kind to them , only Japanese are friends, and even offer them money for helping and supporting them in the war to defeat British. H ence people will support the Japanese in the war .
    What do you think is the purpose of this source?
  • 19. C onclusion
    • T he propaganda was done by Japanese to influence the minds of the people in Singapore so that the people would be loyal to Japan.