This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs).
On September 18, 1947, Shimbun no shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) regarding water damage in the Kanto area caused by Typhoon Kathleen. (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0841) In addition to reporting on damages caused by the typhoon, the article addressed coverage of the flooding by Tokyo newspapers. It was noted that Asahi Shimbun may have been given “special convenience by GHQ” and, therefore, became the “sole possessor of the photographs.” This section was deleted by the CCD. The Japanese galley proof read, “朝日紙は現地支局の通信員と本社社會部の大半を動員している…(中略) GHQ側より特別の便宜を與えて貰つたのか、十六日附に水害地の空中寫眞を載せた、各社ひとしく待望するところであつたが、朝日の獨占になり、寫眞面では他を壓した.” The underlined section was marked for deletion.
The Japanese galley proof is available onsite in the Prange Collection and onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) through NDL’s Digital Collection.