Class of 2023
- "From Words to Weapons: Japanese Ideology and Propaganda during World War II" with mentor Jonathan (Aug. 18, 2023)
From Words to Weapons: Japanese Ideology and Propaganda during World War II
Started June 14, 2023
Abstract or project description
This paper seeks to compare Japanese and German propaganda and ideology in the Second World War. It will analyze a variety of wartime postcards, propaganda, illustrations, art work, cartoons, and comic strips. Specifically, it will look at the ideological content of these images and show how they address the issue of race and imperialism in Asia. Additionally, it will showcase how Japanese propaganda utilized the formats of comedy and advertisements to spread their message. The paper will show how Japanese propaganda was a tool in justifying Japan's imperialistic ambitions. While there is plenty of information on German propaganda, there is very little historical research dealing with Japanese propaganda and their Ideology. This paper aims to delve deep into the aspects of Japanese ideology and propaganda mainly during the Second World War.