National Geographic : 1944 Apr
410 The National Geographic Magazine Natori from Black Star At This Chrysanthemum-decorated Stone, Japanese Karafuto Becomes Soviet Sakhalin A Japanese northern policeman, with bayonet fixed on his rifle, stands guard at the boundary, which splits the island at 50 degrees north latitude. Virgin forests of pines, larch, and white birch here are unequaled elsewhere in the Japanese Empire. This far-north territory also has numerous coal and placer gold mines. Kiyoshi Sakamoto Most Japs Cook with Charcoal, Not with Gas This charcoal dealer breaks the sticks into pieces. In background straw bags filled with fuel bear price labels.