Denik Kharisma Sari




This thesis discusses Japan’s economic policy in Blitar 1942- 1945. The problem in this thesis is how the condition of Blitar before the occupation, how Japan’s policy in the field of agriculture and plantations as well as how the impact of the adoption of the Japanese occupation policy in Blitar. This thesis is done by using the historical method.The results showed that the many changes that occur in society Blitar. The results showed that the many changes that occur in society Blitar .changing cropping systems that originally wore the traditional way is replaced with modern planting systems that bolt system, strive to increase agricultural fertility by using compost. Plantation policies during the Japanese occupation were directed at the transfer of a portion of land previously used for growing sugar cane to switch to other crops, especially rice and cotton crop area and distance. Policies that run the Japanese military government in Blitar did not reach the target. The policy impact of a slump prosperity as evidenced by the lack of food and clothing that are needed by the people. Repeated suffering felt by the people of Blitar impact uprising on February 14, 1945. It can be concluded that the occupation of Japan that occurred during the three and a half years was very devastating to people’s lives.


Keywords: Japanese Occupation, Agricultural and forestry policies, Rebellion PETA.

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