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Japanese Invasion Money.

During World War II, Japan occupied many countries in Asia, including Burma (Myanmar), Philippines, Malaya (West Malaysia), Oceania, and the Netherland Indies (now Indonesia). There, the Japanese Government printed their own currency, now called "Japanese Invasion Money" or JIM.

The propaganda was that Japan was protecting these countries from Western influence, under the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. In reality, the Japanese occupation was marked with brutal oppression of the people in these countries.

See: Tom Chao’s Paper Money Gallery - Japanese Invasion Money | Joel Anderson’s Coins and Notes from World War II

Posted on Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 at 1:01 am
Category: Money & Currency. Feed: RSS 2.0

3 Comments to “Japanese Invasion Money.”

  1. pronoblem Says:

    Yeah, I had a few different denominations of these… don’t get them wet, they’ll bleed.

  2. Miss Cellania Says:

    What strikes me is that the language printed on them is English!

  3. matt Says:

    Just to add, they were also known as “banana notes”, owing to the fact that they normally have pictures of banana trees printed on them!

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