The Postwar Rapprochement of Malaya and Japan, 1945–61

The Roles of Britain and Japan in South-East Asia

  • Junko Tomaru

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Junko Tomaru
    Pages 10-39
  3. Junko Tomaru
    Pages 40-80
  4. Junko Tomaru
    Pages 164-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-317

About this book


The author analyses the development of postwar Malayo-Japanese rapprochement from the resumption of unofficial economic relations to establishment of formal diplomatic relations, which happened along with the return of British administration in Malaya and Malayan decolonisation. The focus is placed on the role of Britain as the suzerain of Malaya, in facilitating Japanese return to Malaya. The motivations behind the keen promotion of rapprochement by Malayan and Japanese leaders through the exchange of Prime Ministerial visits are also closely discussed.


bibliography Britain chronology decolonisation decolonization event Great Britain Japan Japanese knowledge trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Junko Tomaru
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of International Cooperation StudiesKobe UniversityJapan

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