Entitled "People of the Southern Region" (meaning Southeast Asia), this cartoon from a December 1942 issue of Osaka Puck depicts the Japanese liberation of Indonesia from Dutch colonial rule. The enlightening sun, labeled "Co-Prosperity Sphere," warms the greeting between the Japanese and the Indonesian as it scares away the Dutch woman. The iconography of the illustration, however, implies a far from equitable relationship between the "liberator" and the "liberated."