How many Japanese pearl divers died?
Apart from their many descendants, the main reminder of the Japanese times in the Torres Strait is the heritage-listed cemetery. About one in every 10 Japanese seasonal workers died. More than 700 are buried on Thursday Island and an estimated 1,200 died across the islands in the region over the 60-year period.
How much does a pearl diver make?
An average pearl dive in Australia earns about $1300 per day while it is $500 and above in America.
What stopped the Japanese from invading Australia?
The US naval victory at the battle of Midway, in early June 1942, removed the Japan’s capability to invade Australia by destroying its main aircraft carriers.
Why did the Japanese want Manchuria?
During 1931 Japan had invaded Manchuria without declarations of war, breaching the rules of the League of Nations. Japan had a highly developed industry, but the land was scarce of natural resources. Japan turned to Manchuria for oil, rubber and lumber in order to make up for the lack of resources in Japan.