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On this day in 1949… (November 13)

On November 13, 1949, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a news photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “How to Make a Christmas Cake/クリスマスケーキの作り方” (Prange Call No. S4622).   The photo was taken at a school for nutrition studies in Tokyo. It shows the instructor demonstrating how to make the cake, while female students gather round […]

An Interview with Edwin Reischauer from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is a part of the series featuring interviews from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories.  A majority of the transcripts of the interviews are now available in the University of Maryland Libraries Archival Collections.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.   Today is Edwin Reischauer‘s birthday! Marlene Mayo interviewed Professor Edwin Reischauer […]

On this day in 1947… (September 23)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On September 23, 1947, Nihon Keizai Shinbun submitted a very short article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “長野の松葉ぼうき輸出 [Bamboo brooms made in Nagano Prefecture to be exported] (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0943). The article was placed on “Hold,” but […]

On this day in 1948… (August 1)

On August 1, 1948, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “First Day of Working Women Conference/働く婦人の会第一日”  (Prange Call No. S212). The woman on the stage in the photo is Ms. Kikue Yamakawa (山川菊栄), the first director of the Women’s and Young Workers’ Bureau.  The photo was taken on the […]

On this day in 1948… (June 21)

On June 21, 1948, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “Display of Exporting goods: Seeking feedback from Foreign Ladies/輸出品の品評會 外國婦人の人気打診”  (Prange Call No. S165). The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce organized this display of goods to be exported, mainly targeting foreign women who were in Japan as dependents of their husbands.  […]

On this day in 1948… (May 9)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 9, 1948, Boeki Nippo submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “邦人漁夫を迎へて:優秀な技術が買わる [Siam Invites Japanese Fishermen] (Prange Call No. 48-loc-1157).  Mainichi Shimbun submitted an article covering the same news (“招かれる日本漁夫 シャムカら技術員に”) (Prange Call No. 48-loc-1157a).  Both […]

An Interview with John Maki from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the twelfth in a series featuring interviews from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories.  Currently, 29 of the oral history transcripts are available online.  The remainder are available onsite in the Maryland Room, the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.  […]

An Interview with Earl Roy Miner from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the eleventh in a series featuring interviews from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories.  Currently, 29 of the oral history transcripts are available online.  The remainder are available onsite in the Maryland Room, the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.  […]

On this day in 1948… (January 18)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On January 18, 1948, Kyodo Tsushin submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, 火のような日本故国への情愛 : ハワイ日系市民の世論調査” [Hawaiian Citizens of Japanese Descent Reveal Burning Love for Japan in Opinion Survey].  Portions of the article were marked with “Delete” […]

Culture Day in 1948

The Public Holiday Law of 1948 established several new Japanese national holidays. Culture Day/文化の日 was one of them. It is celebrated on November 3, the date that the Japanese Constitution was promulgated in 1946. This article and accompanying photograph by Nikkan Shashin Tsushin/日刊寫眞通信, dated November 3, 1948, lists events in Tokyo commemorating the first Culture […]