USE OF WAR-NOTES IN OCCUPIED AREAS

The Imperial Japanese Army, in the occupied areas, will use the war-notes (military pass-money) endorsed and issued by the Imperial Japanese Government. All the peoples residing within the concerned areas should be aware of the following:

1. The war-notes (military pass-money) have been issued by the Imperial Japanese Government, and said Government takes full responsibility for their usage having the correct amount to back them up.

Circulate the war-notes (military pass-money) on their face value with no fear of any sort.

2. Those who hold the war-notes will be able to use them in making payments of all kinds.

3. If anyone attempts to interfere with the circulation of the war-notes (such deeds as rejection of payment, forgery, or spreading the untrue nature of news concerning the war-notes of any kind) his act will be considered as hostile and will be punished severely.

4. The war-notes, and the existing currency and foreign currency will be prohibited from exportation and importation for a while.

5. Kinds and classes of the war-notes will be as follows: 10-peso note, 5-peso note, 1-peso note, and notes of: 1 centavo, 5 centavos, 10 centavos, 50 centavos.

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE FORCES

January 3, 1942.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library