Tag Archives: World War II

Japanese Occupation newspaper in library portal

21 January 2017) The Singapore National Library’s NewspaperSG portal has been given a “historical” boost. Since last month, six historical newspapers have been added, bringing the total number of digitised titles to 41 – up from just 14 when the portal was launched in 2010. The new publications include English-language newspaper Shonan Times, or Syonan […]


Rare wartime Japanese newspapers from occupied Sumatra found

(1 September 2016, Jakarta)  Rare editions of a Japanese newspaper published in Sumatra during World War II, so seldom seen that it is known as the “phantom newspaper,” have been discovered here in the Indonesian capital. Makoto Ezawa, 66, a researcher from Tokyo, discovered the original copies of The Sumatra Shimbun tucked away in the […]


Alexander Street Premieres Global Newsreel Collection

(25 February 2013, Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street Press brings new immediacy and authenticity to the study of World War II and early 20th century footage with its newest collection, World Newsreels Online, 1929‒1966. Dazzlingly diverse in its perspective, the collection brings to life the experiences of international movie-goers from Tokyo to Amsterdam and New York […]