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On this day in 1947… (July 5) – NHK Radio drama, “Kane no naru oka,” made its debut

The broadcast of NHK’s radio drama, “Kane no naru oka/鐘の鳴る丘,” began on this day in 1947.  Here are several materials related to “Kane no naru oka.” The first item is a magazine article entitled, “NHK: Kane no naru oka: Stajio kengaku/NHK: 鐘の鳴る丘: スタジオ見学 (NHK: Kane no naru oka: Studio Visit),” in “Aoba/あおば” on October 1, […]

On this day in 1948… (June 17)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On June 17, 1948, Yomiuri Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the contract between the Foreign Trade Agency/貿易庁 (part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and Ford Motor Company.  The contract addressed importing Ford cars (1949 […]

On this day in 1947… (May 22)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 22, 1947, Chosen Shimbun submitted an editorial to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the Korean Youth League.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0215) The editorial, “建青の使命” [Kensei’s Missions], was written by a member of the Korean Youth League (朝鮮建国促進青年同盟).  The author […]

Happy Birthday, Ichikawa Fusae!

Today, May 15, is Ichikawa Fusae’s/市川房枝 birthday (1893-1981).  Ichikawa was a politician and women’s suffrage advocate.  Today, we are featuring one of her books, “Atarashiki seiji to fujin no kadai/新しき政治と婦人の課題 [New Politics and Women’s Challenges] (Prange Call No. HQ-0400). This thin booklet was edited by Shakai Kyoiku Rengokai/社会教育連合会 and published in 1946 as a part of series.  […]

An Interview with Key Kobayashi from the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the fifth in a series featuring interviews from the Marlene 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 at the University of Maryland.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.  Today, March 11, is Key Kobayashi’s birthday! […]

On this day in 1947… (November 1)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On November 1, 1947, Nihon Keizai Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the increased cultivation of sugar cane in Okayama, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and Tokushima Prefectures.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-1520) According to the article, many farmers were […]

On this day in 1947… (September 25)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On September 25, 1947, multiple newspapers (Sekai Nippo, Jiji Shimpo, Kyodo Tsushin, Seiji Shimbun and Tokyo Times) submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the distribution of American tobacco.  All of the articles were suppressed.  (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0998, […]