Tag Archive | magazines

Featured magazines published in Nagasaki Prefecture

This post is Part X 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 Nagasaki Prefecture. 同志. [1号(1949年3月)] (Call No. D-295) The […]

Featured magazines published in Niigata Prefecture

This post is Part IX 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 Niigata Prefecture. 団欒. [[2回](1947年10月)].  (Call No. D-102) 越後連山. [[2号](1947年?月)]. (Call […]

Yamamoto Shuguro Exhibition at the Kanagawa Museum of Modern Art

An exhibition on Yamamoto Shugoro/山本周五郎 (1903-1967) and his work will open on September 30, 2017 at the Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature.  The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of Yamamoto’s death.   Materials acquired since the museum’s previous exhibition on Yamamoto in 1991 will be on display.  A reproduction of one item from the Prange Collection will […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part III)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the last post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I and Part II here.  The Top: “Temporary Wife” In addition to “Chieko in Trouble,” the May 1946 issue […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part II)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] This is the second post of the series of the censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan.  See Part I here.  The Top: Gossip Column “Chieko in Trouble” The May 1946 issue of the magazine The Top […]

Censorship of Fraternization during the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part I)

[This is a guest post written by Niko Schultz, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection.] Introduction During the Occupation of Japan, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) maintained an official non-fraternization policy. This policy forbade soldiers from soliciting Japanese prostitutes and made it difficult for Americans to marry Japanese women. The prohibition […]

Furuhashi Hironoshin – the Flying Fish of Fujiyama

Furuhashi Hironoshin (1928-2009), known as “the Flying Fish of Fujiyama,” was a Japanese freestyle swimmer.  He set a world record at the 1949 U.S. National Championships of Aquatics held in Los Angeles.   His achievement was a sense of pride for a nation still recovering from the defeat in World War II and signified Japan’s […]