July 14 – Recruitment Advertisement Day (Japan)

July 14 is Recruitment Advertisement Day/求人広告の日 in Japan. This is a photograph of an “Outdoor Recruitment Office” from June 1948 (Prange Call No. S191). It is one of many Sun News Agency photographs held in the Prange Collection. According to the written description, the Kanda Job Recruitment Office had an innovative idea to solicit job ads […]

National Safety Week (July 1-7)

National Safety Week in Japan is observed from July 1 through July 7.  According to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, this year marks the 90th National Safety Week. Two wall newspapers in the Prange Collection celebrate National Safety Week. The first, “Anzen Eisei Kabe Shimbun,” was issued in June 1948 […]

Censoring “MacArthur”

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). During the Occupation, General Douglas MacArthur’s image was tightly controlled and his privacy protected.  This is evident throughout the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs), where images and references to MacArthur were heavily censored.  The following statement was deleted, in spite of the […]

Featured magazines – published in Fukushima Prefecture

This post is Part VIII in a continuing series on a portion of the Prange Collection magazines that are now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (See the series in Featured Magazines.)  In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Fukushima Prefecture. 讀書タイムス. 図書交換と紹介趣味機関. [2・3号(1946年9月)] (Call No. D-264) […]

On this day in 1948… (May 26)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 26, 1948, Kyodo Tsushin submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the discovery of one of the largest radium springs in Japan situated at the base of Mt. Sanbe in Shimane Prefecture. The article was “suppressed,” meaning […]

Newly Acquired Gift Collection: Addition to the Justin Williams Sr. Paper

Justin Williams Sr. was Chief of the Legislative Division (later known as the Parliamentary and Political Division) of GHQ/SCAP during the Occupation of Japan. The Justin Williams, Sr. Papers provide an unequalled view of parliamentary, political and constitutional change in Japan after World War II. In 2016, Justin Williams Jr., Justin Williams Sr.’s son, donated several additional […]

Featured Education book – Zenkoku koto gakko senmon gakko koka, ryokashu

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.    “Zenkoku koto gakko senmon gakko koka, ryokashu” (Tokyo: Kinkyojuku, 1946) is a compilation of school songs (Call No. 430-0020). Some […]