Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/76664
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorYeo, Cavin Jia Hao
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-02T07:11:14Z
dc.date.available2019-04-02T07:11:14Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/76664
dc.description.abstractDuring the Military Occupation of Japan by the United States from 1945-1952, all forms of media and expression were subject to a strict censorship regime carried out by Allied GHQ. Despite having arrived with a mission to democratise Japan, the US felt the need to suppress speech and communication that was potentially harmful to the overall success of the Occupation. Fearful of the Japanese press’s power to influence public opinion, Occupation authorities sought to control the press by introducing codes of behaviour and drawing boundaries of acceptable discourse. This paper uses the experiences of the Japanese press and the content of newspaper articles that were censored by Occupation authorities as a lens through which to view the growing fears of the US throughout the Occupation. In doing so, this paper wishes to challenge the widely-held notion that Occupation censorship was a tool of power and control over the occupied Japanese. As evidenced by the ways in which various Japanese newspapers engaged with the censorship apparatus, the use of censorship created arenas for the press to contest GHQ’s authority; ultimately signifying the limits of the Americans’ powers as an occupying force.en_US
dc.format.extent62 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::History::Asia::Japanen_US
dc.titleHold, delete, suppress : a study of press censorship in occupied Japanen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)
dc.contributor.supervisorZhou Taomoen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanitiesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Historyen_US
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
item.grantfulltextrestricted-
Appears in Collections:SoH Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
[FYP FINAL_Cavin Yeo Jia Hao] Hold Delete Suppress A Study of Press Censorship in Occupied Japan.pdf
  Restricted Access
815.23 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Google ScholarTM

Check

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.