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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 […]