Tag Archive | children

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part V – Raising a “Good” Baby)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  This is the last post of the series. See also the Introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.] The meaning of good parenting has evolved over time. […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part IV – Snacks and Weaning Foods)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  See Introduction, Part I, Part II, and Part III.] As babies grow, parents begin to introduce baby foods and snacks to their diet to familiarize them with the way that […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part III – Mothers’ Health)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  See Introduction, Part I and Part II.] After reading several books published during the Occupation of Japan on raising children, such as The Common Sense of Child Rearing/育児の常識 (Prange Call No. […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part II – Breast Milk vs. Infant Formula)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  See Introduction and Part I.] This week, August 1 through August 7, is World Breastfeeding Week!  In honor of this week, I will explore one of the most discussed topics in […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part I- Babies’ Growth and Health)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.] I started researching for this blog series by comparing the Average Standard Growth chart (see chart 2-1 on p.10) published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to the […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Introduction)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.] In spite of the devastating situation they found themselves in after the Second World War, the Japanese people at the time were eager to deliver and raise healthy babies while […]

War Orphans and Homeless Children

In the aftermath of World War II, tens of thousands of Japanese children were orphaned.  They had lost their parents in fire bombings and the atomic bombings; they were separated from their parents during repatriation from former Japanese colonies; and many were simply lost in the chaos that resulted from the physical and economic devastation […]