This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs).
On June 13, 1948, Akahata, an organ of the Japanese Communist Party, submitted an article entitled, “Philippine stops importation of Japanese Textile Goods” to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD). (Prange Call No. 48-frn-2354). The article was suppressed.
According to the article, the U.S. Government had been pushing for the importation of Japanese goods to the Philippines to promote the economic recovery of Japan. The government of the Philippines resisted. When General MacArthur tried to increase trade between the two nations, the Filipino Government reacted by halting the importation of Japanese textiles.
The Japanese galley proof is available onsite in the Prange Collection and onsite at the National Diet Library (NDL) through NDL’s Digital Collection.