Japanese Documents on Taiwan (microfilm)
Japanese microfilm files on Taiwan, which the library purchased, are as follows:
1. Old Documents by the Myogadani Training Institute, on the colonized island’s administrative documents (including chapters on education, culture and religion, as well as the economy) during World War II, as collected by the Diplomatic Archive, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.
2. Okamatsu Santaro’s writings, as conserved by Waseda University Library. A Japanese legal scholar, Okamatsu joined the Survey Society of Taiwan Indigenous Customs under the Taiwan Governor’s Office, to study local laws and customs. His reports included Private Laws of Taiwan and A Study on Indigenous Customs.
3. Taiwanese People’s News, a newspaper published between August 8, 1900 (the 33rd year of the Meiji era) and March 29, 1904 (the 37th year of the Meiji era). It was founded by Japanese citizens, yet it did not always reflect the views of the Japanese authorities. Taiwanese People’s News shared the same Chinese name as a famous newspaper founded by Taiwanese intellectuals in the 1920s, but it was an entirely different publication.
4. Officials’ writings in Taiwan, such as the writings of Katsura Taro, who served as the governor-general of Taiwan.