Tag Archive | women

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part V – Raising a “Good” Baby)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  This is the last post of the series. See also the Introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.] The meaning of good parenting has evolved over time. […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part IV – Snacks and Weaning Foods)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  See Introduction, Part I, Part II, and Part III.] As babies grow, parents begin to introduce baby foods and snacks to their diet to familiarize them with the way that […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part III – Mothers’ Health)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  See Introduction, Part I and Part II.] After reading several books published during the Occupation of Japan on raising children, such as The Common Sense of Child Rearing/育児の常識 (Prange Call No. […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part II – Breast Milk vs. Infant Formula)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.  See Introduction and Part I.] This week, August 1 through August 7, is World Breastfeeding Week!  In honor of this week, I will explore one of the most discussed topics in […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Part I- Babies’ Growth and Health)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.] I started researching for this blog series by comparing the Average Standard Growth chart (see chart 2-1 on p.10) published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to the […]

Raising a Child: Then and Now (Introduction)

[This is a guest post written by Risa Tanji, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.] In spite of the devastating situation they found themselves in after the Second World War, the Japanese people at the time were eager to deliver and raise healthy babies while […]

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.  […]