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Davao-kuo: The Political Economy of a Japanese Settler Zone in Philippine Colonial Society

Davao-kuo: The Political Economy of a Japanese Settler Zone in Philippine Colonial Society Davao-kuo: The Political Economy of a Japanese Settler Zone in Philippine Colonial Society P a t r i c i o N. Abinales Ohio University The Japanese in Davao are running a practically independent state.' - M a j o r William H. Anderson To my query on the Japanese problem, the mayor replied with a smile: "There is no Japanese problem here." And because my face must have belied me, he added: "The Japanese are among our best citizens here. They are very peaceful and law-abiding. We have no trouble with t h e m . " 2 - H e r n a n d o Abaya Scholars studying the m o v e m e n t of people in colonial Southeast Asia have principally focused on the Chinese impact in s h a p i n g export- b a s e d economies in the region. Until recently, lesser notice w a s given to t w o other migratory labor forces in the colonial period: the Indians moving eastward a n d establishing their presence in areas like British Malaya, a n d the Japanese w h o - u n t http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

Davao-kuo: The Political Economy of a Japanese Settler Zone in Philippine Colonial Society

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1997 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1058-3947
eISSN
1876-5610
DOI
10.1163/187656197X00127
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Abstract

Davao-kuo: The Political Economy of a Japanese Settler Zone in Philippine Colonial Society P a t r i c i o N. Abinales Ohio University The Japanese in Davao are running a practically independent state.' - M a j o r William H. Anderson To my query on the Japanese problem, the mayor replied with a smile: "There is no Japanese problem here." And because my face must have belied me, he added: "The Japanese are among our best citizens here. They are very peaceful and law-abiding. We have no trouble with t h e m . " 2 - H e r n a n d o Abaya Scholars studying the m o v e m e n t of people in colonial Southeast Asia have principally focused on the Chinese impact in s h a p i n g export- b a s e d economies in the region. Until recently, lesser notice w a s given to t w o other migratory labor forces in the colonial period: the Indians moving eastward a n d establishing their presence in areas like British Malaya, a n d the Japanese w h o - u n t

Journal

Journal of American-East Asian RelationsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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