The Newsletter 53 Spring 2010

'Twice forgotten'; 'twice suppressed'

Otto van den Muijzenberg

Afable, Patricia O. ed. 2004. Japanese Pioneers in the Northern Philippine Highlands. A Centennial Tribute 1903-2003. Baguio City: Filipino-Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc. maps, ill., apps, 330 pages. ISBN 971 92973 0 1 

‘Twice forgotten’ or even ‘Twice suppressed’ might have been an alternative title for this lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book which tells the stories of some of the 1500 Japanese men - and their descendants - who came to work on the Benguet or Kennon Road which transformed Baguio in Northern Luzon, into the Philippines’ second ‘chartered city’.

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