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vii Contents acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 The Legacy: In Spite of the Authorities 12 2 Coming into Being, 1868 36 3 Serving the Government, 1868 to 1874 46 4 Finding Its Own Voice, 1874 to 1881 68 5 Serving the Political Parties, 1881 to 1886 111 6 Developing a New Persona, 1886 to 1894 150 7 Reporting a War, 1894 to 1895 199 8 Building a Mass Base, 1895 to 1903 224 9 Covering a Bigger War, 1903 to 1905 271 10 Leading a Public, 1905 to 1912 310 11 Conclusion 359 appendixes 1. A Chronology of Tokyo and Osaka Papers 381 2. Circulation of Major Papers 386 3. Selected Subscription Rates 388 4. Number of Registered Newspapers and Magazines 389 5. Newspapers and the Law 391 6. Fifty Journalists: Biographical Sketches 393 notes 403 bibliography 511 index 545 ...



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  • Press and politics -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
  • Press -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
  • Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912.
  • Public interest -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
  • Journalism -- Social aspects -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
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