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Resource: Japanese Censorship Collection

Modern Japan enthusiasts will be excited by this relatively recent addition to the digitized collections of the Library of Congress. In collaboration with Japan’s National Diet Library, the Library of Congress has made available a digitized collection of Japanese censored … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415520782/ ed. Rachael Hutchinson, Routledge Contemporary Japan Series no. 45 Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years, with each successive system of rule possessing its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8622-9780824835873.aspx The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan Author: Cather, Kirsten 342pp. July 2012 Cloth – Price: $45.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3587-3 In 2002 a manga (comic book) was for the first time successfully charged with the crime of obscenity in the … Continue reading

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