Japanese army press censors


Japanese army press censors



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In this picture the officer on the left is Major Yamaoka and the one at the right is Major Yamaguchi, both on General Nogi's staff. These two were the press censors. Every word of news that left the Japanese headquarters was controlled by them. The Japanese did not allow anybody to send dispatches without their knowing every word to be forwarded, and whenever a correspondent ventured to tell what he expected to occur in the future, that part of his dispatch was promptly suppressed. Victories won, a decided advantage gained over the stubborn enemy were Frenchely communicated, but the Japanese believed in holding back the news of reverses or repulses. What their people in Japan longed to hear was nothing but news of successes, and what they did not care to learn the world need not know.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “Japanese army press censors,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 25, 2024, https://repository.monash.edu/items/show/14012.

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