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Social Protest in Imperial Japan
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Soon after the Russo-Japanese war began, Yano and Kunikida re-titled their magazine Senji Gahō, which translates literally as “Wartime Graphic,” with publication of the February 18, 1904 issue. The cover is shown here (right). Starting with the fourth issue under the new name (March 20th), they added the English title The Japanese Graphic to the cover (far right). The decision to use a non-literal translation reveals the publishers' intention to position their magazine to the international audience as the definitive “Japanese” record of the war.

Courtesy Waseda University
Library, Tokyo, Japan
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