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By Grant K. Goodman

With the awesome exception of the japanese application for instructing Southeast Asian scholars in Japan, the occupying forces didn't make an impression at the region's tradition. discovering themselves masters of a massive new empire, the japanese have been hampered by means of their lack of awareness or appreciate for Southeast Asian languages and cultures, and for that reason fell again on a coverage of 'Japanization' of the topic populations. This publication makes an enormous contribution to figuring out either those guidelines and the failure of the numerous eastern intellectuals drafted to create them.

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It is because of these experiences which they had gone through in Japan that they were able to be accepted easily back into Indonesian society without political and psychological frictions. Finally, the writer wishes to point out that when evaluating Japan's Nantoku program, two different approaches must be kept in mind: one is an examination of the Nantoku program as an integral part of Japan's wartime cultural policy, and the other is what the Nantoku program meant for the Asian students who were personally involved and who spent their youthful years in Japan during the war.

32 Kenichi Goto 27 After this event, the Indonesian students continued to make frequent appeals to the Japanese and to international public opinion on such occasions as their Independence Day on August 17, while keenly watching the course of the War of Independence which their compatriots were fighting against the Dutch forces. The highlight of their activities was the great rally held at Hibiya Park on January 19, 1949. About one month before, on December 19, 1948, the Dutch arrested in Jogjakarta, the then capital, leaders of the young republic including President Soekarno, Vice-President Hatta and Foreign Minister H.

Abdul Razak, Tokyo, November 1, 1983. However, some of the students in the western part of Japan who observed the increasing number of enemy planes in the sky sensed the deterioration of the Japanese military situation. P. Pane who was in Yamaguchi is one of them. He also recalls that the dormitory director told him at the time the atomic bomb was dropped at Hiroshima, "A tremendous bomb was dropped and the whole city is nearly devastated. But Japan will never lose. " Interview with Mr. Pelik Pane, in Tokyo, January 28, 1989.

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