Tag Archive | On this day in…

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 […]

An Interview with Raymond Vernon from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the tenth 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 […]

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. […]