2002 年 61 巻 p. 221-234
This article investigates in detail how the United States government censored newspapers at Japanese-American "assembly centers" during World War II. These camps were temporary staging areas that accommodated the evacuated West Coast Japanese Americans before they were transferred to more permanent inland "relocation centers." Drawing on the archival records of camp authorities, this study first examines official "center regulations" that enabled press censorship. It then probes how censorship was carried out by local camp administrations. By looking at examples of press controls at major assembly camps, this study also points out several common characteristics in their practice of newspaper censorship.