2019 年 94 巻 p. 187-203
This report analyzes the flyers of the 11th Army spread in the inland areas
of China during the second Sino-Japanese War, as a case study on propaganda
It is possible to classify 314 different flyers made and spread by the 11th
Army from the Fall of Wuhan and the breakout of the Pacific War into three
categories: the article flyer, the picture flyer and the newspaper flyer. Furthermore,
according to the forms and the contents of these flyers, the development
of the flyers can generally be divided into three periods: the first period when
the flyers focused on callings with persuasive contents; the second period when
visual elements in the flyers improved; and the third period when the information
contained in the flyers was emphasized.
Through this investigation, this report aims to clarify the propaganda strategies
and tactics used in Japanese army propaganda during wartime.