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On this day in 1948… (January 14)

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

On January 14, 1948, Daiichi Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the re-opening of buckwheat noodle restaurants in Tokyo.  (Prange Call No. 48-loc-0156)  According to the article, most buckwheat noodle restaurants had been closed due to the Restaurant Prohibition Law, but 500 would re-open soon and would accept ration coupons. The article was suppressed. Though no reason was given for this action, it was not unusual for articles related to food shortages or rationing to be censored.

The Japanese galley proof with the headline, “外食券ソバ: 二月中旬ころ,”  is available onsite in the Prange Collection and onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) through NDL’s Digital Collection.

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