Propaganda in Japan

In Japan, like in most other countries, propaganda has been a significant phenoman during the 20th century.[1]

Prewar 10-sen Japanese stamp, promoting the expansionist concept of hakkō ichiu and the 2600th anniversary of the Empire.

Propaganda activities in Japan have been discussed as far back as the Russo-Japanese War of the first decade of the 20th century.[2] Propaganda activities peaked during the period of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II.[3][4] Scholar Koyama Eizo have been credited with developing much of the Japanese propaganda framework during that time.[4][3]

Post-war, some activities of the democratic Japanese government have also been discussed as a form of propaganda, for example the cases of cooperation between anime producers and the Japan Self-Defense Force.[5]

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  1. ^ The Asahi Shimbun Company (26 February 2015). Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. x–xi. ISBN 978-1-4725-1226-0.
  2. ^ Travis, Frederick F. (1981). "The Kennan-Russel Anti-Tsarist Propaganda Campaign among Russian Prisoners of War in Japan, 1904-1905". The Russian Review. 40 (3): 263–277. doi:10.2307/129375. ISSN 0036-0341.
  3. ^ a b Fabian Schäfer (11 May 2012). Public Opinion – Propaganda – Ideology: Theories on the Press and Its Social Function in Interwar Japan, 1918-1937. BRILL. p. 86. ISBN 90-04-22913-2.
  4. ^ a b Barak Kushner (2006). The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda. University of Hawaii Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-8248-2920-9.
  5. ^ Yamamura, Takayoshi (2019-01-02). "Cooperation Between Anime Producers and the Japan Self-Defense Force: Creating Fantasy and/or Propaganda?". Journal of War & Culture Studies. 12 (1): 8–23. doi:10.1080/17526272.2017.1396077. hdl:2115/74922. ISSN 1752-6272.

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