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  1. Propaganda in Imperial Japan, in the period just before and during World War II, was designed to assist the regime in governing during that time.Many of its elements were continuous with pre-war themes of Shōwa statism, including the principles of kokutai, hakkō ichiu, and bushido.

  2. Mar 02, 2017 · World War 2 had an unquestionable impact on what came of these trends in the following years of course, but to really understand the radical transformation of Japanese fantastic fiction and its evolution into multiple streams in the 1950s and onward, we need to jump back again to the early 1930s for a moment to the birth of the first superhero ...

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  4. Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan continues the award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki’s autobiographical and historical account of the Showa period in Japan. This volume recounts the events of the final years of the Pacific War, and the consequences of the war's devastation for Mizuki and the Japanese populace at large.

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  5. The authorities tried to control information through creating and publishing by restricting books and magazines for children and youth at the time of the war. After the World War 2, the American occupation authority (GHQ) censored the content of publishing including childrens books, picture books, school newspaper, kamishibai, and Manga.

  6. Apr 29, 2015 · August this year, 2015, marks the 70 th anniversary of the end of the World War 2. What the most truly unbelievable to me is the fact Japan as a whole has never, ever officially discussed for 70 long years: Why Japan went to the war.

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    File:Hokusai-MangaBathingPeople.jpg Image of bathers from the Hokusai manga. The History of manga originates from scrolls dating back to the 12th century, however whether these scrolls are actually manga is still disputed, though its believed they represent the basis for the right-to-left reading style. Other authors report origins closer to the 18th century. Manga is a Japanese term that generally means "comics" or "cartoon", literally "whimsical sketches." Historians and writers on manga histo...

    All writers like Takashi Murakami have also stressed events after WWII, but Murakami sees Japan's staggering defeat and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as having created long-lasting scars on the Japanese artistic psyche, which, in this view, lost its previously virile confidence in itself and sought solace in harmless and cute (kawaii) images. However, Takayumi Tatsumi sees a special role for a transpacific economic and cultural transnationalism that created a postmodern and shared...

    Main article: Osamu Tezuka Modern manga originates in the Occupation (1945-1952) and post-Occupation years (1952-early 1960s), when a previously militaristic and ultranationalist Japan was rebuilding its political and economic infrastructure. Although U.S. Occupation censorship policies specifically prohibited art and writing that glorified war and Japanese militarism, those policies did not prevent the publication of other kinds of material, including manga. Furthermore, the 1947 Japanese Const...

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