Tag Archive | censored newspaper article

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Constitution: From Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs)

This is the third  in a series on the Japanese Constitution of 1947.  See also the Constitution Series.  The Constitution took effect on May 3, 1947 and is still in effect today.  As we approach the 70th anniversary of its enactment, we’ll share with you materials from the Prange Collection related to the drafting of […]

On this day in 1948.. (March 17)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On March 17, 1948, Yomiuri Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) regarding a recent trend in learning foreign languages.  This article was held first, but then passed the censorship.  (Prange Call No. 48-loc-0472) Although many people are […]

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 […]

On this day in 1947… (December 20)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On December 20, 1947, the Tokyo Times reported that the Pope was so impressed with the work of a group of Japanese Catholics to assist disabled veterans, that he sent 10,000 yen in support.  According to the article, the group decided […]

On this day in 1947… (September 18)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On September 18, 1947, Shimbun no shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) regarding water damage in the Kanto area caused by Typhoon Kathleen.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0841)  In addition to reporting on damages caused by the typhoon, […]

On this day in 1947… (August 23)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On August 23, 1947, Daiichi Shimbun submitted an article entitled, “Opium poisoning 40,000 Tokyo men” (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0648), to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD).  The entire article was suppressed. As translated into English by the CCD examiner, the article begins, […]