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A Study of Lottery System in Taiwan under Japanese Rule Author: Wu Wen-hsing


The main purpose of this paper is to discuss the performance of lottery system in detail in order to understand the characteristics of the financial and social policy in Taiwan under Japanese Rule.
According to my research, the issue of the lottery was a measured financial policy which tried to utilize the opportunist mind of the Taiwanese in order to solve the social, economic and financial problems. Therefore, the colonial authorities wanted to sell the lotteries to Taiwanese and Chinese in mainland. However, unexpectedly, Japanese especially lived in Japan proper are the majority of the lottery purchasers that led to the Japanese government's unpleasure and untolerance. As a result, the colonial authorities had to pause the lottery system suddenly.

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