Tag Archive | magazines

Featured magazines published in Akita Prefecture

This post is Part XIV in a continuing series on a portion of the Prange magazine collection that is now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (See the series in Featured Magazines.)  In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Akita Prefecture.  電鐘. [6巻(1947年7・8月)-10巻(1948年5月)]. (Call No. D-195) Densho/電鐘 is a newsletter […]

Yukawa Hideki, 1st Japanese Recipient of a Nobel Prize

In November 1949, Dr. Hideki Yukawa/湯川秀樹 (1907-1981) received the Nobel Prize in Physics for “his prediction of the existence of mesons on the basis of theoretical work on nuclear forces.”[1]  He was the first Japanese to receive a Nobel Prize. Below are several examples of works by Dr. Yukawa, including books and magazine articles.   […]

Dr. Takashi Nagai – Fujin Gaho article on August 1949

Today we mark the 74th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The August 1949 issue of the women’s magazine, Fujin Gaho/婦人画報 (Prange Call No. F62), included an article entitled, “Seimei no tomoshibi: Kaminari oyaji/生命の灯:雷おやぢ,” by Takashi Nagai/永井隆 (1908-1951). Nagai was a physician who survived the dropping of the atomic bomb on […]

On this day in 1948… (July 20) – National Holidays Law enacted

71 years ago today on July 20, 1948, the National Holidays Law/国民の祝日に関する法律 took effect.  The law established several new Japanese national holidays, including Culture Day (November 3) and Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 23). An article entitled, “New National Holidays/新しい祝日,” was published in the January 1949 issue of the magazine “Horitsu no hiroba/法律のひろば” (Prange Call No. […]

On this day in 1936… (June 30) – Gone with the Wind was Published

On June 30, 1936, Margaret Mitchell published the novel, Gone with the Wind (Japanese title – Kaze to tomo ni sarinu/風と共に去りぬ).  It was an immediate bestseller, and a movie by the same name was released in December 1939.  The Prange Collection holds several magazine articles about the novel and the movie.  Below are two examples. […]

Featured Movie-related Item: Christmas Holiday (1944)

For this post in our continuing series on movie publications in the Prange Collection, we are featuring Christmas Holiday, starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly. The film was released by Universal Pictures in June 1944 in the United States.  An excerpt from the screenplay in English and Japanese was published by Kokusai Shuppansha/國際出版社 in 1947 […]

Featured Movie-related Item: And Now Tomorrow

Here is another post in our movie series featuring items from our movie publications. On November 22, 1944, Paramount Pictures released the movie “And Now Tomorrow.” It was based on the book by Rachel Field and starred Alan Ladd and Loretta Young (Three years later, Young would go on to star in “The Farmer’s Daughter,” […]

Featured magazines published in Miyazaki Prefecture

This post is Part XIII in a continuing series on a portion of the Prange magazine collection that is now available in digital form onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL). (See the series in Featured Magazines.)  In this post, we are featuring magazines published in Miyazaki Prefecture. 暖地農學. [2号(1948年10月)]. (Call No. D-85) Danchi Nogaku/暖地農學 is […]

Prange Collection materials in JICC Exhibition

The Prange Collection is excited to announce that six of its baseball-related magazines will be included in an exhibition at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), the Embassy of Japan, in Washington DC. The exhibition celebrates the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Washington DC this summer.  For detailed information, please visit […]

The Oscars in 1948

It’s Oscar night!  Here’s a little film trivia — Do you know which film won for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Oscars in 1948? Seventy years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 20th Academy Awards.  That year, “The Farmer’s Daughter” (1947)  was nominated in several categories.  Loretta […]