Tag Archive | children’s magazines

Constitution: Children’s Books and Magazines

This is the second 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 […]

Featured Publication: “Publications for Children Under the Occupation of Japan and GHQ’s Censorship [Kyodo Bunkasha: June 2016]

Eiko, Tani. Senryōka no jidō shuppanbutsu to jīeichikyū no ken’etsu : gōdon daburyū purange bunko ni saguru/占領下の児童出版物とGHQの検閱 : ゴードンW.プランゲ文庫に探る. Kyōdō Bunkasha, 2016.  This book illuminates the ways in which GHQ/SCAP censored children’s publications issued during the Allied Occupation of Japan, including books, magazines, newspapers, kamishibai and more. This research reveals that, at a minimum, a […]

Advertisements in children’s magazines

Sometimes the advertisements in the Prange Collection magazines are as telling about the time period as the magazine articles.  Below are some examples of advertisements on the back covers of several children’s magazines.  Not surprisingly, there are many advertisements for pencils, dictionaries, and crayons.  There are also advertisements for a harmonica and a portable radio. […]