WWII Poster with Image of Tank
WWII Japanese poster with an image of a tank.
According to scholar Ryan Cook, the poster says, “Promoting youth ‘scientific knowledge’ in the form of military technology: Illustrations to promote scientific common knowledge among youth – Protecting against disaster, weathering situations – A citizen’s reader for a scientific Japan.”
According to scholar Sugihiko Uchida, “時局（Jikyoku）means the current war situation. 災害(Saigai)is a disaster. So, this poster is apparently intended to be the warning against the hostile forces as well as the natural disaster. 科学朝日（Kagakuasahi is a science journal published by ASAHI newspaper company.”
According to scholar R Shaldjian Morrison, “科学日本の国民読本＝A kokumin yomihon [reading book for the national citizens] of Scientific Japan [kagaku Nippon]. Kagaku Asahi.”