Their appearance marked an important starting point for the Japanese community in Southeast Asia, and was also one of the sources of Japanese foreign exchange during this period. The prosperity of the prostitute business in Southeast Asia also attracted traders, shop owners, doctors, and bank owners to expand business opportunities to support Japan's overseas economic development, because Japan was already an industrial country, but it was not enough to occupy a place in the West. In 1920, after the prostitution industry was banned, the remaining industries continued to expand in the original brothel area, and continued to maintain the existence of this settlement.
opened in 1911), school (founded in 1912), popular database club (founded in 1917). By 1926, the Japanese settlements in Singapore had expanded to occupy the area bounded by Prinsep Street, Rochore Road, North Bridge Road and Miduo Road, right next to the Hainan settlement. Karayukisan_in_Saigon Photo Credit: Wikipedia "Miss Tang Xing" in Saigon during the French colonial period Japanese prostitutes call this brothel area on Malay Street "suteresu" (meaning street), which is a homonym of "street" in English, and it is also their residence and where the brothel is located. Malay Street is the next parallel street on Mito Road (known in Japanese as Chuo Dori, which means central passage) that connects the mountains of Sofia to the sea. At this time, the word "suteresu" began to intersect with
the common name of the area at that time, and with another place that was considered to be "Japanese" - located in the area of the Singapore River estuary and Collyer Wharf, the Japanese shipping company The "gudangu" (a homonym of godown in English) is distinguished between offices and agencies. Like the Hainanese, the Japanese also use a set of Japanese street names that replace the official English street names, but unlike the Hainanese, none of the Japanese street names have been officially used by the British colonial government to recognize the existence of this community. .