This post is a part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs).
On December 21, 1947, Nihon Keizai Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “Many Parcel Posts Are Sent by Relatives in US and Canada”. (Prange Call No. 47-loc-1868) The article reported that Mitsuo Village in Wakayama Prefecture (also known as “American Village”) was inundated with care packages from relatives living in the United States and Canada. The local post office was so overwhelmed that it was “rounding up even school boys” to make deliveries.
According to the article, the care packages contained such items as clothes, watches, soap, and textiles. There were brokers who would buy the goods and stores that were dealing exclusively in American merchandise.
Click on the image of the censorship document to see the portions of the article that were deleted by the CCD.
The Japanese galley proof is available onsite in the Prange Collection.