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.

Closed on July 15, 2022. Reserve your entry ticket today to Hoover Tower on our eventbrite webpage!


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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
A Workshop Series On Using Text As Data In Policy Analysis (Part 14)
This fourteenth session features a conversation with Elliot Ash, Daniel Li Chen, and Suresh Naidu speaking on Ideas have Consequences: The Impact of… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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Hoover Book Club: Adele Hayutin On New Landscapes Of Population Change: A Demographic World Tour
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