Asashi Shimbun (Japanese Newspaper)
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Print Journalism
Artist: Japanese writers
Dates of Action: August 1945 through 1949
Description of Artwork: Information that showed the social, infrastructural and medical aftermath of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.
The Incident: The United States' occupation forces censored information that described the consequences of the atom bombs throughout the occupation of Japan, from 1945-1952. The newspaper, Asashi Shimbun, was cancelled after it accused the U.S. of war crimes by using the bombs.
Results of Incident: In April 1952, the first pictures of the bombs' aftermath were released in the magazine, Asashi Gurafu.
Source: Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones