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WWII Homefront: Anti-Japanese
This section is for anti-Japanese items that do not fit into one of the other topics already covered in more detail elsewhere. For a comprehensive list of all American depictions of the Japanese during WWII, see the main World War II page.
Pop Culture Items
Button: "We'll Bomb Each Jap Right Off the Map"
Button: "Slap That Jap", on card: "Fight For Four Freedoms"
"Slap-A-Jap" Club Membership Card
Ashtray: "Jam Your Cigarette Butts on This Rat" (2 views)
Postal Cover: "MacArthur is Coming"
Postal Cover: "Beware Mr. Jap"
Postal Cover: "From the buggy to the grave they're nasty little chaps"
Postal Cover: "Hives-Hum for Vengeance; Swarm Tokio"
Postal Cover: "Radio Tokio Say..."
Postal Cover: "Smash That Jap, Buy More Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Stop Those Rumors"
"Wipe That Sneer Off His Face" by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Greeting Card: "In Case You Meet This Jap"
Magazine: "Jap Beast and his Plot to Rape the World" (1942)
Magazine: "Jap Blood Cult"
Jap Hunting License Button: "Open Season, No Limit"
Jap Hunting License Button, with Uncle Sam: "Keep Out"
Jap Hunting License: "No Closed Season on Yellow Belly Japs; Ammunition Furnished by Uncle Sam"
Jap Hunting License: "Cessna Keep'em Flying Club, Wichita, KS" (2 views)
Japanese Hunting License; Game Warden: Uncle Sam"
Japanese Hunting License: "No Bag Limit; No Closed Season"
Jap Hunting License with Jap Snake
Japanese Internment Order, dated May 14, 1942
Leaflet: "Prevent Forest Fires" (2 views)
"Trap The Jap" Marble Game, by Modern Novelties, Inc. (4 views)
Postcard: "Boy! Will we land them Japs on their AXIS!"
Postcard: "But Sir! It Saves Ammunition" (2 views)
Postcard: "December 7, 1941", by Arthur Szyk, Esquire Magazine, 1942
Postcard: "Donations For Japs; So Sorry Please!!"
Postcard: "Hurrah a Letter! Now Watch Me Slap Those Japs" (2 views)
Postcard: "Keep 'em Flying!"
Postcard: "Made in Japan, caught in the Pacific, tanned in the USA"
Postcard: "New Year 1944" (2 views)
Postcard: "Out on a limb, eh? That's where you'll ALL be hangin' soon."
Postcard: "Parris Island--Boots! Those 'Japs' Better Watch Out!"
Postcard: "Parris Island--Boots! This war will be in the bag! Also a few Japs!"
Postcard: "Setting the Rising Sun"
Postcard: "Those Japs Will Soon Be Slap-Happy!" (2 views)
Postcard: "We Are Giving These Yellow Bellied Japs What's Comin' To Them--And How!"
Postcard: "Weather Report: Hot in Lower Regions Following Heavy Reign!"
Poster: "Alaska; Death-Trap For the Jap"
Poster: Anti-Admiral Yamamoto
Poster: "Jap...You're Next!; Buy Extra Bonds"
Poster: "No Time To Let Loose"
WPA Poster: "Salvage Scrap to Beat the Jap"
Poster: "Stay on the Job Until Every Murdering Jap is Wiped Out!"
Poster: "Stop This Grab; Buy Bonds"
Sign: "Honorable Spy Say: Thanks For the Can you Throw Away"
1945 Sugar Bowl Program
Poster: "Tokio Kid Say: Boom Planes Saved From Box of Scrap Make So Very Unhappy Jap"
Poster: "Tokio Kid Say: Driving Like Sap Helping For Jap, Thank You"
Poster: "Tokio Kid Say: Much Waste of Material Make So-o-o-o Happy! Thank You"
Poster: Tokio Kid Say: Oh Sooo Happy For Honorable Scrap, Busting of Tools--Help Winning For Jap, Thank You!"
Poster: "Tokio Kid Say: Wash Up Early, Rush Out Door, Give Jap Time For Win War"
Wooden Dart Board: "Now's Your Chance; Get Those Japs! Right in the Pants" (2 views)
Cardboard advertisement for "Victory Through Air Power" by Major Alexander P. de Seversky
Magazine Ad: Lockheed (1943), Disney art
Movie Poster: Menace of the Rising Sun (1942)
Postal Cover: "You Asked For It!" (2 views)
Ad: Aunt Jemima (1942)
Magazine Ad: Chrysler "Black as Tojo's Heart" (1943)
Magazine Ad: International Correspondence Schools (1945)
Magazine Ad: Interwoven Socks (1942)
Matchbook: "Hang One on Nippon"
"How To Spot a Jap"
Published in A Pocket Guide To China, 1942
Atomic Bomb Game, 1945
Full-page Photograph of Japanese Head (from an article on Guadalcanal) Life magazine, February 1, 1943, page 27
Life magazine article on Japanese immigrant George Yamamoto; May 1, 1944 (2 pages)
Life Magazine letters to the editor regarding the Mr. Yamamoto story; May 22, 1944 (2 pages)
Full page Photograph of Japanese Skull, Life Magazine, May 22, 1944, pages 34-35
Time magazine cover featuring Admiral William Halsey, Jr.: "Kill Japs, kill Japs, and then kill more Japs," July 23, 1945
Last modified July 15, 2012