Date of Award

Spring 1953

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Kidera, Robert

Second Advisor

O'Sullivan, J. L.

Third Advisor

Host, David


This study attempts to discover to what extent one of the communication media, the daily newspaper, in the post-war Japan gives evidence that it is assuming its social responsibility to provide its readers the reports of events of the day which are likely to be useful to them as men and citizens, and how well it is meeting such a responsibility. My aim is to arrive at a possible conclusion about the regular practices of the Japanese newspaper, namely, the probable intention of its editor and publisher and the probable effect the publication has upon its readers.