Back then in 1911, Mikasa Photo Studio occupied these premises at No. 93-95 Belfield Street which is currently known Jalan Sultan Yusof. A Japanese spy, Masaji Fukabori also called Masaji Hosaka, once worked at Mikasa sending information about Malaya to the Japanese Army. The shop is known as a place where a Japanese spy, Misaji Fukabori, once worked and sent information about Malaya back to the Japanese Army. Masaji Fukabori, also known as Masaji Hosaka, arrived in Malaya in 1916 and worked at Mikasa for three months.
In 1933, Fukabori was involved in a Japanese attempt to salvage the Zemschug, a Russin warship sunk during the First World War. His participation was later suspected to be a ruse for surveying the Penang harbour. He was arrested in Singapore by the British authorities in 1938.– *