Tag Archive | censored newspaper article

On this day in 1947… (October 20)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On July 18, 1947, Jiji Shimpo submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “なぜに咲いたか九段の櫻” [Why is the Kudan Cherry Tree Blooming?”], and portions of the article were deleted. (Call No. 47-loc-1279). According to the article, one cherry […]

On this day in 1948… (June 17)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On June 17, 1948, Yomiuri Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the contract between the Foreign Trade Agency/貿易庁 (part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and Ford Motor Company.  The contract addressed importing Ford cars (1949 […]

On this day in 1947… (May 22)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 22, 1947, Chosen Shimbun submitted an editorial to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the Korean Youth League.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0215) The editorial, “建青の使命” [Kensei’s Missions], was written by a member of the Korean Youth League (朝鮮建国促進青年同盟).  The author […]

On this day in 1947… (November 1)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On November 1, 1947, Nihon Keizai Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the increased cultivation of sugar cane in Okayama, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and Tokushima Prefectures.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-1520) According to the article, many farmers were […]

On this day in 1947… (September 25)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On September 25, 1947, multiple newspapers (Sekai Nippo, Jiji Shimpo, Kyodo Tsushin, Seiji Shimbun and Tokyo Times) submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the distribution of American tobacco.  All of the articles were suppressed.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0998, […]

Furuhashi Hironoshin – the Flying Fish of Fujiyama

Furuhashi Hironoshin (1928-2009), known as “the Flying Fish of Fujiyama,” was a Japanese freestyle swimmer.  He set a world record at the 1949 U.S. National Championships of Aquatics held in Los Angeles.   His achievement was a sense of pride for a nation still recovering from the defeat in World War II and signified Japan’s […]

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 […]