Nagasaki no Kane
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: Japanese politicians, journalists, doctors, and writers
Confronting Bodies: The Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP), the Detachment of Civil Censorship in occupied Japan.
Dates of Action: August 1945 through 1949
Description of Artwork: Information that showed the social, infrastructural and medical aftermath of the atomic bombs used 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. Nagasaki no Kane (Bell of Nagasaki), which described the explosion and results of the blast, were banned from publication.
Results of Incident: Nagasaki no Kane was published in 1949.
Source: Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones