Nanshin: Japanese Settlers in Papua and New Guinea
Japanese emigration to Papua and New Guinea began around the tum of the 1 9th century, as an offshoot from the settlement of Japanese pearl divers on Thursday Island. An adventurous Japanese skipper, Komine Isokichi, explored the waters of New Guinea in a schooner for new shell fishing grounds. He reached Rabaul in New Britain in 1 90 1 where he met Governor Hahl. Komine managed to develop a good relationship with the German administration. In 1 9 1 0 he acquired leases in Manus Island and...[Show more]
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