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Press translations [Japan]. Social Series 0211, 1946-01-31.
Supreme Commander for The Allied Powers. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section.

translation-number: social-1040

call-number: DS801 .S84



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GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS
ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER SECTION
PRESS TRANSLATIONS
No. 1040 Date: 31 Jan 46

SOCIAL SERIES: 211

ITEM 1 Small Pox - Provincial Paper Kobe Shimbun (Kobe) - 22 Jan 46. Translator: H. Nishihara.
Full Translation:
The smallpox epidemic is not yet stamped out in KOBE. Thirty two new victims are suffering from the disease. The number of victims since 1 January has risen to 257.
ITEM 2 Model farms to train farmers. - Provincial Paper Kobe Shimbun (Kobe) - 22 Jan 46. Translator: H. Nishihara.
Full Translation:
Aiming at developing the technical knowledge of farmers, the HYOGO Prefectural officials have set up training farms for them. After consultation with the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, there were established l6 such farms in 1945. Sixteen more farms in 1946 and 22 in I947 win also be set up, totaling 54. On 29 January, the HYOGO Prefectural officials will consult with chiefs of the economic section of the prefectural offices (CHIHO JIMUSHO) and assistant chiefs of the Agricultural Association to devise practical measures.
Each farm will cover three chobu, and on the forms, rice, wheat, potatoes and other cereals and vegetables will be grown under the guidance of the Agricultural Research "institute. Farmers whose abilities are improved by this instruction will pass on their knowledge to other farmers, thus bringing about an increase in production.
ITEM 3 School Attendance - Provincial Newspaper Shinano Mainichi (Nagano) - 27 Jan 46. Translator: T. Ogawa.
Summary:
In what way has the aspiration of school children for attending upper school changed since the war's end? In the MGAMIZU area, the number of applicants for secondary schools among school children of the farming community, on the whole, has shown a 30 per cent increase in comparison with the average year. Applicants for middle school decreased, while applicants for agricultural schools have shown a ten per cent increase.
In NAGAITO-Shi, the number of applicants for upper schools are the same as in an average year. The majority of them want to enter middle school or girls high school, and they prefer the literaty course to the technical or business courses. It is noticeable that the aspiration of urban children to attend upper schools is rather stagnant In comparison to those of the farming districts who are eager to do their bit in increasing food production.
According to the explanation of school authorities, the reason for the increased number of applicants in the faming districts is that the parents financial situation has become much easier and they can

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ITEM 3 (Continued)
sand their children to secondary schools.
The fact that there is a greater number of girl applicants than boy applicants shows the girls' desire for equal rights.
Among the war evacuated children, only 50 per cent of those who have been evacuated to the FURUMAKI Primary School went to attend upper schools. The remainder, however, are not so zealous in this matter.
ITEM 4 Crime - Yomiuri Hochi - 30 Jan 46. Translator: H. Nishihara.
Full Translation:
The SAITAMA Police Office has arrested a gang of about 130 black market traders who have accumulated tens of millions of yen as a result of illegal trading in military provisions. They are: BABA, Kokichi, aged 50, of AZATOKOROZWA, TOKOROZAWA-Machi, IRUMAGun; about 30 others in SAITAKA-Ken; JIMBO, Takeo, aged 28, former wholesale draper, of 13, 1-chome, HORIDOME, NIPPON BASHI-Ku, TOKYO-To; and about 100 others. They were arrested on 29 January and are now under investigation at the TOKOROZAWA Police Station.
The gang had traded 4,820,000 pairs of underwear, 23,80,000 working suits, and 1,500,000 pairs of trousers which were manufactured for the Army, but not delivered due to the ending of the war, and kept in store at several places in the prefecture. They carried the goods out of the warehouses and transported them, with the assistance of ex-officers and men, and sold them to black market merchants in TOKYO and other prefectures.
WATANABE, Koki, police sergeant of the SHIBUYA Police Station, and 5 other policeman were arrested by the SHIMOZUMA police. They bought 900 hyo of potatoes, at 150 yen a hyo, in OKADA-Mura, YUKI-Gun, IBARAGI-Ken, and in YOSHI NUMA-Mura, TSUKUBA-Gun. When buying them, they showed a certificate, signed by the chief of the police station, to the effect that "the food will be allocated to the members of the station." They were arested on 25 January while attempting to transport the potatoes in a truck.
A female child was found on 28 January abandoned in the lobby of the third floor of the TOKYO Theater, She was about a month old, and was wearing wadded clothes and a wadded cap. Twelve pairs of diapers were found with her.
ITEM 5 Crime - Mainichi Shimbun - 31 Jan 46. Translator: s. Inoue.
Summary:
On 28 January Mr. YAMAGUCHI, Kazuo, a farmer, of 1169, OKUDOHONMACHI, KATSUSHIKA-Ku, was attacked by three masked robbers and robbed of a camera and 3,000 yen in cash.
On the same day, two robbers broke into the home of Mr. NAKAMOTO, Azuma, of 40, TAMACHI, HONGO-Ku, and stole material for an overcoat and a sackcoat. Moreover, they shot his eldest son, Mr. EIJI, through the right leg when he tried to attack them.
ITEM 6 SUGINAMI Police bribed - Mainichi Shimbun - 31 Jan 46. Translator; S. Inoue.
Summary:
Just at the time when the hiring of policemen is the target of general discussion, several policemen are reported to have been suspected of bribery. They are those stationed in the SUGINAMI police station.
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ITEM 6 (Continued)
The story is told as follows:
On 8 January, [illegible]Hideo, who says he was on the non-official staff of the Japanese Army in CHINA, was apprehended under suspicion of being involved in a certain fraud case, He asked Mr. SATO a policeman in charge of prisoners, to get something sent in to him, [illegible]BATO gave his permission. Then, presents were sent to the [illegible] [illegible]by GOTO, Sato, TAZOE's girl friend. Three sho of Japanese wine, hundreds of orange, dozens of rice-balls and dried fish were sent to him. Mr. SATO and several of his colleagues shared these luxuries with the prisoner.
The scandal was brought to light by Mr. MAYAHARA, a public procurator , who was in charge of TAZOE's case. Now the case involves the chief [illegible]and other leaning personnel of the police station.
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