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Iratsume and Journals for Women in the Early Meiji Period

  title={Iratsume and Journals for Women in the Early Meiji Period},
  author={Mara Patessio},
The first few years following the Meiji Restoration saw the launch of a number of newspapers; many of them were established on the premise that by describing contemporary events they had a social value for Japanese citizens. This opinion was also influenced by thinkers such as Fukuzawa Yukichi (1834-1901) and Fukuchi Gen’ichirō (1841-1906) who had learnt from their study tours to Europe the importance of the media in the Western world (Altman 1988). Moreover, with a new postal system and the… 
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