Postwar occupation of Japan

Military service (7)
Postwar occupation of Japan (127)

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George S. Matsui Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1008-2-16)
vh George S. Matsui Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1008-2-16)
Visiting family in occupied Japan: an awkward situation

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1008-4-23)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1008-4-23)
War crimes trials in postwar Japan

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1008-4-21)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1008-4-21)
Visiting relatives in occupied Japan: traveling by train to Fukuoka with Japanese citizens

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Shoichi Kobara Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1015-8-25)
vh Shoichi Kobara Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1015-8-25)
Working as a driver and interpreter for military officers in Japan
Nisei soldiers at a dance (ddr-densho-114-469)
img Nisei soldiers at a dance (ddr-densho-114-469)
Original caption: Civilians and soldiers, attached to the Allied Translator and Interpreter section, General Hq, Army Forces in the Pacific, and quartered in the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Bldg., Tokyo, Japan, attend weekly dance for members of their unit. It is a popular activity in Tokyo planned for the Nisei. 9/3/46.
Proofreading military documents (ddr-densho-114-140)
img Proofreading military documents (ddr-densho-114-140)
Original caption: Tec 4 [illegible] from Hilo, Hawaii, checks a document to determine its accuracy before it is delivered to the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and other Allied military authorities. Proof-reading of all manuscripts and documents for typegraphical errors, is one of the important positions held by both civilian and military Nisei personnel in ...
Military housing (ddr-densho-114-151)
img Military housing (ddr-densho-114-151)
Original caption: An effort is made to find housing for military personnel by a house-to-house canvass of homes in the Tokyo, Japan, area. Nisei Tec 5 Tom T. Aoyagi, Hq. Co., dependents' housing section, GHQ, Army Forces in the Pacific, of Milo, Hawaii, assists Major Clarence L. Dufgeans, Pacusa Chofu Flight section, of Montgomery, Ala., right ...
Nisei mail clerks (ddr-densho-114-143)
img Nisei mail clerks (ddr-densho-114-143)
Original caption: Nisei mail clerks attached to the Allied Translators and Interpreter Section, General Hq, Army Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, sort mail in the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Bldg., Tokyo, Japan. They are, l. to r., Tec 5 Sam Morimoto, 2nd Det., ATIS, of Kansas City, Mo., and Pfc. Tadao Satow, 3rd Det., ATIS, of ...
Ted Akimoto's farewell (ddr-densho-299-235)
img Ted Akimoto's farewell (ddr-densho-299-235)
Caption: "My men surprised me with an impromptu 'farewell' at the airbase as I boarded an air evacuation flight / back to the states. It took 42 hours with refueling stops at Guam, Johnston Island, and / Hawaii to reach San Francisco. Then it was on to Fitsimon's Hospital, Denver, Colorado. / President Truman visited the hospital where ...
Prime Minister Yoshida dicussing rumors of resignation with some U.S. army troops (ddr-densho-299-188)
img Prime Minister Yoshida dicussing rumors of resignation with some U.S. army troops (ddr-densho-299-188)
Two captions. Bottom side caption: "17 Jan 1947 Tokyo, Japan / Shown chatting with Prime Minister Yoshida and his secretary concerning / The resignation rumors which now prevail are: Lt. Ted Akimoto, U.S. Army / Photographer (extreme right) and T/4 Robert Shintani, Interpreter, ATIS, GHQ, / Far East Command." Right hand side caption: "I was the only official ...
Detention block in Sugamo prison (ddr-densho-299-155)
img Detention block in Sugamo prison (ddr-densho-299-155)
Caption: "Sugamo prison where all the class 'A' war criminals were held."
General MacArthur lands in Japan (ddr-densho-299-121)
img General MacArthur lands in Japan (ddr-densho-299-121)
Caption: "General MacArthur alights from a C-54 at Atsugi airfield, 20 miles out of Tokyo, / for his first glimpse at Japan."
T. Seabald and William Draper headed to dinner held in Draper's honor (ddr-densho-299-169)
img T. Seabald and William Draper headed to dinner held in Draper's honor (ddr-densho-299-169)
Caption: "Mr. T. Seabald, head of diplomatic section escorts Undersecretary of the Army William / Draper to Officer's Club for dinner given in his honor."
Tea for the ranking officers' wives under General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-200)
img Tea for the ranking officers' wives under General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-200)
Caption: "Mrs. MacArthur at a tea she gave for the wives of the ranking officers of his command."
Cardinal Spellman and General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-201)
img Cardinal Spellman and General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-201)
Caption: "Cardinal Spellman, one of the few to be personally met by General MacArthur."
Tojo and two other men being tried for war crimes wait (ddr-densho-299-156)
img Tojo and two other men being tried for war crimes wait (ddr-densho-299-156)
Caption: "Tojo studies the charges he will have to face while while [sic] two other defendants play a / game of cards to while away the time."
General MacArthur and Emporer Hirohito (ddr-densho-299-152)
img General MacArthur and Emporer Hirohito (ddr-densho-299-152)
Caption: "The first meeting of Emperor Hirohito and Gen. MacArthur. Held in MacArthur's / office in the Dai Ichi building. Notice the difference in attire."
Ted Akimoto with other soldiers (ddr-densho-299-240)
img Ted Akimoto with other soldiers (ddr-densho-299-240)
On the reverse there is a stamp from the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
A Noh drama performance (ddr-densho-299-208)
img A Noh drama performance (ddr-densho-299-208)
Caption: "Noh Drama. Teaching the photographers the use of extension flashes."
Gordon Yamada Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1004-2-3)
vh Gordon Yamada Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1004-2-3)
Work during occupation of Japan: "capturing factories"

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