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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 […]

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… (June 10)

On June 10, 1948, Sun News/サンニュース submitted a news photograph to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) entitled, “Emergency Supplies from Brazil for Japanese Orphans”  (Prange Call No. S127). According to the description that accompanies the photograph, the members of 日本戦災同胞救援会 sent 65 boxes of emergency goods to Japan. The boxes first arrived at the Japanese […]

Furuhashi Hironoshin – the Flying Fish of Fujiyama

Furuhashi Hironoshin (1928-2009), known as “the Flying Fish of Fujiyama,” was a Japanese freestyle swimmer.  He set a world record at the 1949 U.S. National Championships of Aquatics held in Los Angeles.   His achievement was a sense of pride for a nation still recovering from the defeat in World War II and signified Japan’s […]