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Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Post by Drew_Sutton » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:39 pm

davemerrill wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:44 am
Drew_Sutton wrote:
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Wed May 29, 2019 3:37 pm

No, Japanese could go abroad. Maybe you're thinking of China.
So, there was a prohibition about Japanese travelling abroad ... before the 1860s (pre-Meiji restoration). The closed country (sakoku) policy not only restricted foreign contact through certain ports but it also limited Japanese from going abroad or emgrating to limit foreign ideas.
It's my understanding that immediately after World War 2, there were restrictions on Japanese citizens traveling abroad. When Shotaro Ishinomori took his round-the-world trip for Shueisha, it was a pretty big deal. I believe Tezuka's first visits to America in the 60s also were considered fairly special events.
Huh, I had no idea. I haven't read extensively about the immediate end to the war, regarding Japan, or the occupation of Japan but everything I have read never mentioned anything like that. Got some more reading to do, I think.
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Re: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast & Blog

Post by DKop » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:07 am

Was this travel restriction still in effect when Tezuka went to SDCC in the late 70's/Early 80's, along with him and Monkey Punch?

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