Treasures

Featured Education book – “Shakai e no tabi”

In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection.  We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses.  A list of posts in this series can be found here.    “Shakai e no tabi” (Nara-shi: Nara Bunko, 1947) is a three volume set of social science textbooks edited by Nara […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part III)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the last post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I and Part II here.  The Top: “Temporary Wife” In addition to “Chieko in Trouble,” the May 1946 issue […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part II)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the second post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I here.  The Top: Gossip Column “Chieko in Trouble” The May 1946 issue of the magazine The Top […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part I)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] Introduction During the Occupation of Japan, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) maintained an official non-fraternization policy. This policy forbade soldiers from soliciting Japanese prostitutes and made it difficult for Americans to marry Japanese women. The prohibition […]

On this day in 1947… (August 13)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On August 13, 1947, Yomiuri Shimbun submitted a serialized story, “Nozomi naki ni arazu/望みなきに非ず” by Ishikawa Tatsuzo/石川達三 (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0575), to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD). This portion was deleted on the Japanese galley proof:  「昔の強盗は生活苦でやつた。今の強盗は主義主張でやるらしい。」  On the CCD document, it […]

Nagasaki Niti Niti

Although we often found both actual newspaper galleries/manuscripts and documents written by Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) in the Censored Newspaper Articles, there are a few cases where the documents are all it was left in the CNAs folders.  One such example is a Nagasaki Niti Niti (Nagasaki Nichi Nichi) article published in July 31, 1948 (Call […]

On this day in 1948… (August 6)

The article published on August 6, 1948, on Chugoku Shimbun was entitled, “Ring the bell for world peace: NO MORE HIROSHIMAS/世界に響け平和の鐘.” The article embraces the fact that August 6 is becoming more like a peace memorial day, rather than the day of remembering only agony and sadness of atomic bombs.  The article gives an credit […]