Tag Archive | censorship

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 […]

UMD Class Visit (HIST 483) – Spring 2017

On February 28, 2017, the Prange Collection welcomed a class of over 30 students from HIST483, “Modern Japan”, taught by Dr. C.R. Lilley of the UMD History Department. Yukako Tatsumi, the Curator of the Prange Collection, began the session with an overview of censorship conducted by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD). She walked the students […]

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 […]

“Shiroto Engeki” from the Literature-General Section (PN)

Last year, the Prange Collection completed the scanning of 518 items in the Literature-General section (Call numbers in this section start with PN).  One interesting item from that section is “Shiroto Engeki” (=Amateur Play) by Oyama Isao (Tokyo: Maya Shobo, 1947). (Prange Call No. PN-0287)  It consists of two chapters: Chapter 1, “Theory of the […]

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, […]

On this day in 1947… (July 2)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On July 1, 1947, a murder occurred in front of the dance hall Santa Fe, located in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.  A man “wearing a NYK building badge” came to the Santa Fe to look for someone who had beaten a Nisei there […]

Last resort – let’s insert illustrations!

As instructed by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD), no indication of or reference to censorship could appear in publications (see this post).   There could be no ellipses and no blank spaces where something was deleted, and no blackening out was permitted.  Ideally, publishers would insert revised (or entirely new) text to fill the same space, but […]

On this day in 1948… (June13)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On June 13, 1948, Akahata, an organ of the Japanese Communist Party, submitted an article entitled, “Philippine stops importation of Japanese Textile Goods” to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD). (Prange Call No. 48-frn-2354). The article was suppressed. According to the article, […]

Featured Education book – “Soritsu sanjushunen kinen dosokai meibo”

In September 2015, we began scanning the Prange Collection education books.  We’ll share with you interesting educational materials as the scanning project progresses.   Publishers were informed by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) that no indication of censorship could appear in their publications. There could be no blackened-out print, no blank spaces, no pasted-over areas, no […]