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On this day in 1947… (May 30)

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


Mainichi Shimbun (5/30/1947) (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0286)

On May 30, 1947, Mainichi Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) reporting that the Emperor planned to use a convertible for his trip to the Kansai area. (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0286)  The Japanese handwritten manuscript provided detailed information about the type of cars that the Emperor had been using.  The passage that stated that the Emperor intended to import a Chrysler from America for his future trips was “Deleted” by the censors.

The Japanese galley proof is available onsite in the Prange Collection and onsite at the National Diet Library (NDL) through NDL’s Digital Collection.


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