We invite you to explore an exhibition of rare nishiki-e (multicolored woodblock prints), kamishibai (paper plays), and other compelling material from the collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives on the history of modern Japanese propaganda, encompassing the Meiji Era (1868–1912) through to the Pacific theater of World War II (1941–45).

Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan highlights the top-down delivery of propaganda, its pervasive influence on ordinary people, particularly young children, and grassroots participation in the consumption of propaganda.

This exhibition is part of a larger project, which includes an interactive website, richly illustrated publication, and on-going speaker series.

To see the new temporary exhibition Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan as well as the re-opening of Hoover@100, please review the Hoover Tower galleries open hours and visitor information for more details. Exhibitions are free.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 27, 2023 12:00 PM PT
Watergate After 50 Years
A Hoover History Working Group Seminar with Luke Nichter, Geoff Shepard, and Dwight Chapin.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 10:00 AM PT
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In our latest installment, watch a discussion between Terry Moe, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the William Bennett Munro Professor of… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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Some Politics is Local: Local Orientation in the U.S. Congress | Workshop Series On Using Text As Data In Policy Analysis
Our 18th meeting features a conversation with Pamela Ban and Jaclyn Kaslovsky on Some Politics is Local: Local Orientation in the U.S. Congress on … Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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