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Flickr Gallery Updated

In addition to Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) documents for books and magazines, we have now created a Flickr set of CCD documents for newspapers.  These documents are part of the Censored Newspaper Articles, which we are currently digitizing.  This new set completes our Flickr gallery of “Sample CCD Documents”.  Check out all three sets — for […]

Censored Newspaper Articles

The 18,047 newspaper titles in the Gordon W. Prange Collection constitute the largest collection anywhere (including Japan) of Japanese-language newspapers published during the immediate post-World War II period.  Within this collection are major dailies such as Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, and Yomiuri Shimbun, including their local editions. The Collection also includes less frequently issued newspapers […]

Makkoi byoin

In the August 1, 1946 issue of Shincho (新潮) magazine, Aoi Ohinata (大日向葵) published a short story entitled, Makkoi byoin (マッコイ病院, MacCoy Hospital).  It is written as a memoir of a young soldier captured in Saipan.  He describes frankly, and in great detail, the suffering he endured as a prisoner of war.  It is perhaps […]

Memorize the Press Code!

Among the hundreds of thousands of censorship documents in the Prange Collection, it’s rare to find a sarcastic, even comical, exchange between the Civil Censorship Detachment staff.  They took their job seriously.  However, the Yomiuri seiji nenkan 1947 seemed to be fraught with violations of the Press Code (the Prange Collection has over 100 pages […]