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 a 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?