Tag Archive | atomic bomb

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 […]

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 […]

On this day in 1948… (January 17)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On January 17, 1948, an article about the move of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission lab was submitted to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) by Yomiuri Shimbun.  The article was suppressed, but no explanation for censorship was given by the CCD […]

“What is the most researched topic in the Prange Collection?”

A patron once asked a Prange Collection staff member, “What is the most popular research topic in the Prange Collection?”  That was not an easy question to answer.  Over the years, scholars have researched a wide range of topics, including jazz, baseball, the development of the bullet train, and the pharmaceutical industry.  The Prange Collection […]

Exhibits in Nagasaki

The Nagasaki Library of Nagasaki Prefecture is currently holding two exhibits about atomic bomb-related literature. One exhibit, “Ishida Hisashi to Nagasaki” portrays the life of Hisashi Ishida (石田壽) whose daughter, Masako Ishida (石田雅子), is well-known as the author of Masako Taorezu (雅子斃れず), a memoir of her atomic bomb experience. The Prange Collection has the galley, […]

Visitors from Nagasaki

The government shutdown had its unexpected benefits. In our case, Japanese researchers who had intended to do work at National Archives visited the Prange Collection instead. One group was a delegation from Nagasaki that included Mr. Yoshitoshi Fukahori (84 years old), an atomic bomb survivor.  In the summer of 1978, he and five other survivors […]