The Press: Old Japanese Customs

In Germany, U.S. officers have done their level best to purge German newspapers of all Nazi staff members even if the technical quality of the paper suffered. In Japan, where most newsmen had no philosophy but follow the leader, U.S. advisers have patiently tried to teach the press to reform itself. Last week in Japan the policy of patience was about played out. Said General Douglas MacArthur's Civil Information Chief: "The period of nursing Japanese newspapers is at an end."

The job of doing something about it fell to spare, moose-tall (6 ft. 5½ in.) Major Daniel Imboden, onetime San Luis...

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