(SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies),
Manchuria-born Japanese students, organized visits to mainland Japan, Manshū Nichinichi Shimbun, Manshū Nichinichi Shimbun Company, activities organized by newspaper Companies, Concession City Dalian
This paper focuses on field trips to mainland Japan by groups of Manchuria-born Japanese students (Zaiman Jidō Bokoku Kengakudan 在満児童母国見学団, lit. ‘Group of children resident in Manchuria visiting their mother country). They were organized by the Manshū Nichinichi Shimbun 満洲日日新聞 (lit. ‘Japanese Newspaper Company of Manchuria’) in the twentieth century. While examining articles published by this newspaper company, I depict the field trips themselves, as well as their background and achievements. I also examine how this newspaper company played a part in the colonial policy of Manchuria. This eventually contributed to imperial Japan’s broader Asian policy. The paper attempts to investigate the significance of activities organized by newspaper companies in colonies.