The Press: End of the War

For Tokyo's oldest and biggest English-language daily, World War II officially ended last week. In 1942, the Japan Times was ordered by Tojo's bullyboys to change its title, substitute Nippon—the name by which Japanese know their country—for its Western-style Japan. Last week, after 14 years as the Nippon Times, the paper took its old name back to signify a "rededication to the high principles and purposes of the free press."

By either name, the Times (slogan: "All the News Without Fear or Favor") is a shining postwar example for the free press...

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