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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, […]

130th Anniversary of Tanizaki Junichiro’s Birth

Today, July 24, 2016, marks the 130th anniversary of Tanizaki Junichiro’s birth.  Below are some example of Tanizaki’s work housed in the Prange Collection. Magazine The short story, “Mrs. A’s Letters,” was to appear in the August 1, 1946 issue of Chuo Koron (No. 8), but it was entirely  suppressed by the Civil Censorship Detachment […]

On this day in 1947… (July 18)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On July 18, 1947, Jiji Shimpo submitted an article entitled, “Kaichumono yojin” (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0405), to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) and portions of the article were deleted. The article reported that pick-pocketing had dramatically increased in the post-war period. […]

On this day in 1948… (June13)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On June 13, 1948, Akahata, an organ of the Japanese Communist Party, submitted an article entitled, “Philippine stops importation of Japanese Textile Goods” to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD). (Prange Call No. 48-frn-2354). The article was suppressed. According to the article, […]

On this day in 1947… (May 30)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs). On May 30, 1947, Mainichi Shimbun submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) reporting that the Emperor planned to use a convertible for his trip to the Kansai area. (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0286)  The Japanese handwritten manuscript provided detailed […]