The Forgotten Plague: Opium and Narcotics in Korea under Japanese Rule, 1910–1945

  title={The Forgotten Plague: Opium and Narcotics in Korea under Japanese Rule, 1910–1945},
  author={John Melville Jennings},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={795 - 815}
One of the most neglected aspects of the history of Korea under Japanese colonial rule is the significant role of the drug trade during the colonial period. Korea emerged as a major producer of opium and narcotics in the 1920s, and in the 1930s became an important supplier to the opium monopoly created by the Japanese-sponsored Manchukuo regime. The latter development sparked an international controversy due to Manchukuo's unsavory reputation in connection with the illicit drug trade, and would… 
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  • Q. Wright
  • History
    American Journal of International Law
  • 1942
that its contribution to international procedure has been peculiarly rich. In a specialized but highly controversial field it has succeeded in solving problems which have, in other areas, all but

Japan and the Opium Menace

Chosen ahen mayaku seido chosa hokoku

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      Ahen no hanashi

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