If we return to the wartime journal covers, we find plenty of evidence to support a tale of active collaboration with the state on the department store, either in terms of promoting homefront productivism or outright militarism. What, then, is the imagined geography proposed by these sets of images?
We can also see collaboration in the promotion of Pan-Asianism:
Are there other features that strike you? Do these covers recall the aesthetics of other twentieth-century militarist or fascist regimes?