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Publications such as “Imin no seikatsu yori” (“Immigrant daily life”) (https://lccn.loc.gov/98843600) showcased the bountiful opportunities—but few of the hardships—awaiting Japanese emigrants to Manchukuo. Emigration was encouraged as part of Japanese government policy to relieve unemployment in the home islands and secure a strategic population base of ethnic Japanese in militarily significant regions of Manchukuo. 1938. Japanese collection, Asian Division.