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On this day in 1947… (October 20)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs).

On October 20, 1947, Tokyo Shimbun submitted an article about the launch of “Sakura,” an English-language graphic magazine about Japan and its customs, that was similar to LIFE magazine. The Civil Censorship Detachment(CCD) permitted Tokyo Shimbun to publish the article, with the deletion of the following passage (as translated by the censor), “10000 parts monthly to PX and also to the United States from the 1st edition as merchandise will be sent.”   Click the image to see the CCD documents that are stored with the Japanese galley proof.  In the Japanese galley, the deleted section reads, “誕生早々バイヤー、[や]GI間に大もてでPXに毎月二万部、米本國にも貿易品として第一号から渡ることになった.” (Prange Call No. 47-loc-1276)

The Prange Collection holds the galley proof of he October 1947 issue of Sakura (Prange Call No. Za39).  See the images below.


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