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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: "We'll Bomb Each Jap Right Off the Map"
Button: "Slap That Jap", on card: "Fight For Four Freedoms"
Button: "Slap That Jap", on card: "Fight For Four Freedoms"
"Slap-A-Jap" Club Membership Card
"Slap-A-Jap" Club Membership Card
Ashtray: "Jam Your Cigarette Butts on This Rat"
Ashtray: "Jam Your Cigarette Butts on This Rat" (2 views)
Postal Cover: "MacArthur is Coming"
Postal Cover: "MacArthur is Coming"
Postal Cover: "Beware Mr. Jap"
Postal Cover: "Beware Mr. Jap"
Postal Cover: "From the buggy to the grave they're nasty little chaps,
Postal Cover: "From the buggy to the grave they're nasty little chaps"
Postal Cover: "Hives-Hum for Vengeance; Swarm Tokio"
Postal Cover: "Hives-Hum for Vengeance; Swarm Tokio"
Postal Cover: "Radio Tokio Say..."
Postal Cover: "Radio Tokio Say..."
Postal Cover: "Smash That Jap, Buy More Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Smash That Jap, Buy More Bonds"
Postal Cover: "Stop Those Rumors"
Postal Cover: "Stop Those Rumors"
"Wipe That Sneer Off His Face" by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
"Wipe That Sneer Off His Face" by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Greeting Card: "In Case You Meet This Jap"
Greeting Card: "In Case You Meet This Jap"
Magazine: "Jap Beast and his Plot to Rape the World" (1942)
Magazine: "Jap Beast and his Plot to Rape the World" (1942)
Magazine: "Jap Blood Cult"
Magazine: "Jap Blood Cult"
Jap Hunting License Button: "Open Season, No Limit"
Jap Hunting License Button: "Open Season, No Limit"
Jap Hunting License Button, with Uncle Sam: "Keep Out"
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: "No Closed Season on Yellow Belly Japs; Ammunition Furnished by Uncle Sam"
Jap Hunting License: "Cessna Keep'em Flying Club, Wichita, KS"
Jap Hunting License: "Cessna Keep'em Flying Club, Wichita, KS" (2 views)
Japanese Hunting License; Game Warden: Uncle Sam"
Japanese Hunting License; Game Warden: Uncle Sam"
Jap Hunting License: "No Bag Limit; No Closed Season"
Japanese Hunting License: "No Bag Limit; No Closed Season"
Jap Hunting License with Jap Snake
Jap Hunting License with Jap Snake
Japanese Internment Order, dated May 14, 1942
Japanese Internment Order, dated May 14, 1942
Leaflet: "Prevent Forest Fires"
Leaflet: "Prevent Forest Fires" (2 views)
"Trap The Jap" Marble Game
"Trap The Jap" Marble Game, by Modern Novelties, Inc. (4 views)
Postcard: "Boy! Will we land them Japs on their AXIS!"
Postcard: "Boy! Will we land them Japs on their AXIS!"
Postcard: "But Sir! It Saves Ammunition"
Postcard: "But Sir! It Saves Ammunition" (2 views)
Postcard: "December 7, 1941"
Postcard: "December 7, 1941", by Arthur Szyk, Esquire Magazine, 1942
Postcard: "Donations For Japs; So Sorry Please!!"
Postcard: "Donations For Japs; So Sorry Please!!"
Postcard: "Hurrah a Letter! Now Watch Me Slap Those Japs"
Postcard: "Hurrah a Letter! Now Watch Me Slap Those Japs" (2 views)
Postcard: "Keep 'em Flying!"
Postcard: "Keep 'em Flying!"
Postcard: "Made in Japan, caught in the Pacific, tanned in the USA"
Postcard: "Made in Japan, caught in the Pacific, tanned in the USA"
Postcard: "New Year 1944"
Postcard: "New Year 1944" (2 views)
Postcard: "Out on a limb, eh? That's where you'll ALL be hangin' soon."
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! Those 'Japs' Better Watch Out!"
Postcard: "Parris Island--Boots! This war will be in the bag! Also a few Japs!"
Postcard: "Parris Island--Boots! This war will be in the bag! Also a few Japs!"
Postcard: "Setting the Rising Sun"
Postcard: "Setting the Rising Sun"
Postcard: "Those Japs Will Soon Be Slap-Happy!"
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: "We Are Giving These Yellow Bellied Japs What's Comin' To Them--And How!"
Postcard: "Weather Report: Hot in Lower Regions Following Heavy Reign!"
Postcard: "Weather Report: Hot in Lower Regions Following Heavy Reign!"
Poster: "Alaska; Death-Trap For the Jap"
Poster: "Alaska; Death-Trap For the Jap"
Poster: Anti-Admiral Yamamoto
Poster: Anti-Admiral Yamamoto
Poster: "Jap...You're Next!; Buy Extra Bonds"
Poster: "Jap...You're Next!; Buy Extra Bonds"
Poster: "No Time To Let Loose"
Poster: "No Time To Let Loose"
WPA Poster: "Salvage Scrap to Beat the Jap"
WPA Poster: "Salvage Scrap to Beat the Jap"
Poster: "Stay on the Job Until Every Murdering Jap is Wiped Out!"
Poster: "Stay on the Job Until Every Murdering Jap is Wiped Out!"
Poster: "Stop This Grab; Buy Bonds"
Poster: "Stop This Grab; Buy Bonds"
Sign: "Honorable Spy Say: Thanks For the Can you Throw Away"
Sign: "Honorable Spy Say: Thanks For the Can you Throw Away"
1945 Sugar Bowl Program
1945 Sugar Bowl Program
Poster: "Tokio Kid Say: Boom Planes Saved From Box of Scrap Make So Very Unhappy Jap"
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: 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: 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: 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"
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"
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
Cardboard advertisement for "Victory Through Air Power" by Major Alexander P. de Seversky
Magazine Ad: Lockheed (1943)
Magazine Ad: Lockheed (1943), Disney art
Movie Poster: Menace of the Rising Sun (1942)
Movie Poster: Menace of the Rising Sun (1942)
Postal Cover: "You Asked For It!"
Postal Cover: "You Asked For It!" (2 views)
Ad: Aunt Jemima
Ad: Aunt Jemima (1942)
Magazine Ad: Chrysler (1943)
Magazine Ad: Chrysler "Black as Tojo's Heart" (1943)
Magazine Ad: International Correspondence Schools
Magazine Ad: International Correspondence Schools (1945)
Magazine Ad: Interwoven Socks (1942)
Magazine Ad: Interwoven Socks (1942)
Matchbook: "Hang One on Nippon"
Matchbook: "Hang One on Nippon"
Ad: Wheaties
Ad: Wheaties
"How To Spot a Jap"
"How To Spot a Jap"
Published in A Pocket Guide To China, 1942
      Atomic_Bomb_Game_1945
Atomic Bomb Game, 1945
 
Reporting
Full-page Photograph of Japanese Head (from an article on Guadalcanal)
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
Life magazine article on Japanese immigrant George Yamamoto; May 1, 1944 (2 pages)
Life Magazine letters to the editor regarding the Mr. Yamamoto story
Life Magazine letters to the editor regarding the Mr. Yamamoto story; May 22, 1944 (2 pages)
Full page Photograph of Japanese Skull
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"
Time magazine cover featuring Admiral William Halsey, Jr.: "Kill Japs, kill Japs, and then kill more Japs," July 23, 1945
 
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