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On this day in 1947… (October 26)

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

In early 1946, the Emperor began touring Japan as part of a public relations campaign by GHQ and Japanese conservative elites to transform the Emperor from a quasi-diety to a ceremonial head of state. His trips were closely followed and were covered extensively by newspapers, both local and national dailies.  There are several articles in the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs) that mention or deal directly with these trips.  Some of the articles were censored by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD).

Below are two articles that refer to the Emperor’s trip to Ishikawa Prefecture from October 26 to 30, 1947.  The deleted section of the Yomiuri Shimbun galley proof reads, “組合側では陛下巡幸の廿八日を期してサボに入ることを準備し.”  (Click the image to enlarge.)

The Emperor’s trips were also memorialized in several books in the Prange Collection.  Below are some examples.


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