Seiko Nippō

Seiko Nippō / 西湖日報, (Hangzhou, China)

Seiko Nippō Masthead

The Seiko Nippō was a Japanese-language battleground newspaper published by the Seiko Nippō Hakkōkai in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The Tsuchihashi unit stationed in Hangzhou managed the publication with the cooperation from the national news agency Dōmei Tsūshin. The Chinese-language newspaper Hangzhou shinbao, published by former Manshu Nichinichi Shinbun reporter Kurachi under the guidance of Japanese army staff officer Dōnowaki, printed the paper. It prominently featured propaganda news dispatched by Dōmei Tsūshin and disseminated necessary wartime information to Japanese residents in the area. Some 1944 issues are available in this collection.

西湖日報は浙江省杭州の西湖日報發行會により発行された日本語陣中新聞である。杭州の土橋部隊が国営同盟通信の協力を得て発行を実践した。元『満州日日新聞』倉地記者が堂ノ脇参謀の指導の下、発行した中国語紙『杭州新報』が印刷を請け負った。同盟のプロパガンダニュース記事を主に掲載、同地域の日本人居住者への必要な戦時情報を提供した。当コレクションは1944年の一部を所蔵する。

Kōshū Shōkō Hōkokukai 杭州商工報國會. “Zaika hōjin seikatsu hitsuju busshi rinji haikyū tōsei kisei no kaisetsu在華邦人生活必需物資臨時配給統制規制の解説” Seiko nippō 西湖日報 (Kōshū, [China]) February 1, 1944. https://hojishinbun.hoover.org/en/newspapers/skn19440201-01.1.2

Torii, Hideharu鳥居英晴. 2014. Kokusaku tsūshinsha "Dōmei" no kōbō: tsūshin kisha to sensō国策通信社「同盟」の興亡 : 通信記者と戦争. Tōkyō 東京: Kadensha花伝社, Kyōei Shobō共栄書房.