Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Global Japanese Studies
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2011/04~2016/03
Research Topic A Study on Colonial Mobily of Soldiers, Labourers and Women
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
KAKENHI Grant No. 23242033
Responsibility Research Contributor
Representative Person NAGAHARA Yoko
Collaborative Researcher IIJIMA Midori
Details We focused on the inter-colonial population movement in the wars of 20th century, particularly in World War I. Among them were soldiers and military-related labourers as well as women who were mobilized for sexual and other purposes. The mechanism of their mobilization, the feature of their work and life in foreign countries, their encounter with people from other colonies and the impact of their war-time experiences on the society where they originated from were studied. In colonial context, war-time mobilization was inseparably related with peace-time labour mobilization and there was a significant degree of mobility of female population. The experiences of those who transcended the colonial borders in imminent situations were greatly differed from of those who joined the war voluntarily and later played a leading political role in the colonies.