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On this day in 1948… (August 6)

The article published on August 6, 1948, on Chugoku Shimbun was entitled, “Ring the bell for world peace: NO MORE HIROSHIMAS/世界に響け平和の鐘.” The article embraces the fact that August 6 is becoming more like a peace memorial day, rather than the day of remembering only agony and sadness of atomic bombs.  The article gives an credit […]

An Interview with Eleanor Hadley : From the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the third 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 Prange Collection.  For other featured oral histories, see this page.  Today, July 17, is Eleanor Hadley‘s birthday! Hadley was born in Seattle, Washington in […]

An Interview with Donald Keene : From the Marlene J. Mayo Oral Histories

This post is the second 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 Prange Collection.  For other featured posts, see this page.  Today (June 18) is Donald Keene‘s birthday! On May 14, 1982, Marlene Mayo, then […]

On this day in 1948… (May 26)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 26, 1948, Kyodo Tsushin submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the discovery of one of the largest radium springs in Japan situated at the base of Mt. Sanbe in Shimane Prefecture. The article was “suppressed,” meaning […]

On this day in 1948… (January 14)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On January 14, 1948, Daiichi Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) about the re-opening of buckwheat noodle restaurants in Tokyo.  (Prange Call No. 48-loc-0156)  According to the article, most buckwheat noodle restaurants had been closed due to […]

120th Anniversary of Miyazawa Kenji’s Birth

Today, August 27, 2016, marks the 120th anniversary of Miyazawa Kenji’s birth. There are 23 children’s books and 9 general books by and about Miyazawa Kenji in the Prange Collection.   Five of them were censored by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD).  The following actions were taken: A portion of the essay “Ari to kinoko,” […]

On this day in 1947… (August 23)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On August 23, 1947, Daiichi Shimbun submitted an article entitled, “Opium poisoning 40,000 Tokyo men” (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0648), to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD).  The entire article was suppressed. As translated into English by the CCD examiner, the article begins, […]