Stock ID #177245 非常時国防一覽東亜太平洋地図. [Hijōji kokubō ichiran Tōa-Taiheiyō chizu]. [Map of East Asia and the Pacific Area for Emergency National Defence]. JAPANESE DEFENCE MAP OF THE PACIFIC.

非常時国防一覽東亜太平洋地図. [Hijōji kokubō ichiran Tōa-Taiheiyō chizu].
[Map of East Asia and the Pacific Area for Emergency National Defence].

Tokyo: 大日本雄辯會講談社 [Dainihon Yūbenkai Kōdansha]. Showa 10 [ 1935]. Stock ID #177245

Large colour folded map of the Pacific, Southeast Asia, Australia and North and Central America. A few neat repairs along folds. Sheet measures 78.5 x 109.5cm. A very good copy.

A huge map showing an early indication of Japan's sense of urgency in East Asia and the Pacific region. Inset maps of Guam, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Manila, the Panama Canal and cities, Manchuria and Vladivostok. There is information on the military capabilities and number of troops of the USA, Japan and the USSR. It also features trading figures between Japan and foreign countries. This map shows the military and economic relations of Japan with other major countries and regions in the period around 1935, just prior to World War II. This was issued as a supplement by the Japanese popular magazine, Kingu (King) for January 1935.

The map is titled, "Emergency national defence" because various incidents which took place in 1934. The most significant one was Japan's withdrawal from the Washington Naval Treaty, which had restricted the naval powers among the major nations. After the withdrawal, Japan started to become more isolated in its foreign policy. The map shows comparative naval powers between Japan, and the USA. Inset maps of Guam, Pearl Harbor and other military ports also indicate the level of threat Japanese people felt around that time.

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