Box to the left reads: “The Japanese Military Government commanded their troops in Burma to keep secret about the following directive: ‘The Military Government is issuing these notes for your (Japanese troop) use in Burma. Spend as much as you need for food and other things, but do not tell the people about the true value of these notes’.”
Under the heading Jinghpaw Ni! (in Kachin), at right, the text reads: “The Japanese are making these worthless notes for your use. It is easy to get these notes, but very hard to buy food and other necessities with them. Avoid these notes or you will be cheated”.