How Did Margaret Sanger's 1922 Tour of Japan
Help Spread the Idea of Birth Control and Inspire the Formation
of a Japanese Birth Control Movement?

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Documents first published, March 2011

Abstract

Introduction

Editorial Practices and Acknowledgments

Document 1: Elizabeth Coleman to Margaret Sanger, 16 May 1921

Document 2: "Mrs. Sanger Will Soon Visit Japan," Yomiuri Shinbun, 6 February 1922

Document 3: Margaret Sanger, Typed statement to the Government of Japan, 18 February 1922

Document 4: Margaret Sanger to Hugh De Selincourt, written en route to Japan on Taiyo Maru, 19 February 1922

Document 5: "The Missionary Idea," Los Angeles Times, 22 February 1922

Document 6: "Birth Control," Japan Advertiser, 1 March 1922

Document 7: Roderick O. Matheson, "Dangerous Thoughts Under Control," Japan Times & Mail, 2 March 1922

Document 8: Baron Keikichi Ishimoto, "Birth Control the Only Solution Seen," Japan Advertiser, 4 March 1922

Document 9: "Nothing Against Birth Control in Japan's Tradition or Religion," Japan Advertiser, 5 March 1922

Document 10: "Japan and Birth Control," Japan Advertiser, 7 March 1922

Document 11: Margaret Sanger to Anne Kennedy, 8 March 1922

Document 12: "Mrs. Sanger Must Promise Police She Won't Talk if She Lands Here Tomorrow," Japan Times & Mail, 9 March 1922

Document 13: Shirō Kawata, "On Birth Control, Part I," Tokyo Asahi Shinbun, 9 March 1922

Document 14: Waka Yamada, "Against Birth Control," Japan Advertiser, 10 March 1922

Document 15: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 10 March 1922

Document 16: "Mrs. Sanger was Finally Permitted to Land after the Intensive Interrogation," Tokyo Asahi Shinbun, 11 March 1922

Document 17: Shirō Kawata, "On Birth Control, Part II," Tokyo Asahi Shinbun, 12 March 1922

Document 18: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 13 March 1922

Document 19: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 15 March 1922

Document 20: "Overpopulation is Cause of War Says Mrs. Sanger," Japan Times & Mail, 15 March 1922

Document 21: "Prominent Women Met Secretly, Taking Countermeasures Against Mrs. Sanger," Kyoto Hinode Shinbun, 15 March 1922

Document 22: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 17 March 1922

Document 23: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 18 March 1922

Document 24: "Mrs. Sanger's Visit to Result in Population Study Society," Japan Advertiser, 19 March 1922

Document 25: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 19 March 1922

Document 26: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 25 March 1922

Document 27: Margaret Sanger to Juliet Barrett Rublee, ca. 27 March 1922

Document 28A: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 28 March 1922

Document 28B: Excerpt from Margaret Sanger, World Trip Journal, 29 March 1922

Document 29: "Japan is the Only Country Where I was not Allowed to Talk about Birth Control Freely," Kyoto Hinode Shinbun, 31 March 1922

Document 30: Heizaburō Takahashi, "My Reflection on Mrs. Sanger's Opinion, Part II," Kyoto Hinode Shinbun, Shiga Furoku, 2 April 1922

Document 31: "Birth Control," Japan Times & Mail, 3 April 1922

Document 32: Margaret Sanger, "Brief Impressions of Japan," ca. 10 April 1922

Document 33: Isoo Abe, "The Readers' Letters Asking for Information about Birth Control," Shō Kazoku, 13 May 1922

Document 34: Shidzue Ishimoto, "Women's Liberation and Birth Control," Shō Kazoku, 13 May 1922

Document 35: Clare Ousley, "Mrs. Sanger As Japan Sees Her," New York Tribune, 14 May 1922

Document 36: Isoo Abe, "The Birth Control Movement in Japan," lecture, 13 July 1922

Document 37: Margaret Sanger, "Birth Control in China and Japan," 30 October 1922

Document 38: Shidzue Ishimoto to Margaret Sanger, 16 December 1922

Document 39: Ginjirō Iijima, "Birth Control Movement in Japan," Sanji Chōsetsu Hyōron, May 1925

Supplement published September 2014

Introduction to Supplementary Documents, September 2014

Document 40: Yada Chonosuke telegram to Kosai Uchida, 11 February 1922

Document 41: Kosai Uchida telegram to Shichitaro Yada, 14 February 1922

Document 42: Kosai Uchida telegram to Shichitaro Yada, 16 February 1922

Document 43: Kosai Uchida telegram to Shichitaro Yada, 19 February 1922

Document 44: "Mrs. Sanger's Talk Gets By Police Censors," 20 February 1922

Document 45: Ayakawa Takeji, "A Consideration of Birth Control Theory," Part III, n.d.

Document 46: Hanihara Masano telegram to Kosai Uchida and Shichitaro Yada, 24 February 1922

Document 47: Margaret Sanger to George Scidmore, 10 March 1922

Document 48: Margaret Sanger to Kosai Inoue, Governor of Yokohama, 10 March 1922

Document 49: George Scidmore to Kosai Inoue, 10? March 1922

Document 50: Kosai Inoue, letter to Home Minister Takejiro Tokonami, et. al., "On the Visit of American Birth Control Activist Margaret Sanger," 11 March 1922

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