Postwar occupation of Japan

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

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Gordon Yamada Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1004-2-3)
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Work during occupation of Japan: "capturing factories"

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Gordon Yamada Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1004-2-5)
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The horror of seeing the suffering of the Japanese citizens

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George S. Matsui Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1008-2-17)
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Traveling to Japan after the war

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

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1008-4-26)
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Importance of witnesses in the war crimes trials

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

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1008-4-27)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1008-4-27)
Description of a particularly memorable war crimes case

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

Nisei military police officer (ddr-densho-107-35)
img Nisei military police officer (ddr-densho-107-35)
Msgt. Roy Matsumoto, when assigned to GHQ Allied Occupation Forces from 701st Military Police in Shanghai, China.
Nisei interpreter questioning a witness (ddr-densho-114-137)
img Nisei interpreter questioning a witness (ddr-densho-114-137)
Original caption: 2nd Lieutenant Fred A. Suzawana of El Monte, Calif., Nisei Japanese interpreter for the international prosecution section, of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Tokyo, Japan, questions Mr. Isao Fujita (left), a witness for the prosecution, in the War Ministry Building, Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46.
Nisei linguists attending Japanese language class (ddr-densho-114-183)
img Nisei linguists attending Japanese language class (ddr-densho-114-183)
Original caption: Nisei interpreters of Gen. HQ. Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo Japan, attend classes on "Kan-Ji" characters. 3 Sep 1946.
Nisei technicians repairing a truck (ddr-densho-114-68)
img Nisei technicians repairing a truck (ddr-densho-114-68)
Two Nisei [illegible] overhaul a motor of a United States Army 21-ton 6X6 truck in the motor pool garage of the Allied Translator and Interpreter section, General Hq, Army Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan. They are Tec 5 Fred Hayashi of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tec 5 Shigoro Yammoto of Walnut Grove, Calif., both of ...
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-158)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-158)
Original caption: Tec 5 Tom Tashiro (left) of Illinois, Nisei Japanese education counselor and Information and Education non-commissioned officer, advises Pfc. Norman Shimakawa of the 3d Detachment, a typist in the production section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, on the selection of a course to better his education and to prepare for future schooling ...
Nisei linguists attending Japanese language class (ddr-densho-114-166)
img Nisei linguists attending Japanese language class (ddr-densho-114-166)
Original caption: Nisei Japanese soldiers, interpreters of the linguist section, Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, attend class in legal terminology as part of training program to better their knowledge of the Japanese language. 9-3-46.
William Marutani Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-44-2)
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Serving in the U.S. occupation forces in Japan, confronting racism while in uniform

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule ...

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-148-40)
vh Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-148-40)
Father's work as a liaison between the Japanese police and the American occupation forces
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 31 (ddr-densho-1000-45-31)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 31 (ddr-densho-1000-45-31)
A Kibei perspective on U.S. military service and serving the occupation forces
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 24 (April 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-10)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 24 (April 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-10)
"Nisei Vets Will Choose Officers Fri." (p. 1), "Seek MILS Men" (p. 1), "Urge Repeal in U.S. of Alien Status" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 25 (April 4, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-11)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 25 (April 4, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-11)
"Japan Pushes Tourist Plan for 1948, 1949" (p. 1), "Vancouver CLU Opposes Curbs Against Japanese Canadians" (p. 1).
Generals Eisenhower and Eichelberger (ddr-densho-299-186)
img Generals Eisenhower and Eichelberger (ddr-densho-299-186)
Two photos. Caption: "General Eisenhower and General Eichelberger Commanding General 8th Army" Hand written note: "Photos I took / of the top / generals."
American soldier guarding royal palace (ddr-densho-299-226)
img American soldier guarding royal palace (ddr-densho-299-226)
Caption: "1st Cavalry Guard at one of the entrances to the Royal Palace."
Ainu chieftain transports a gift from his people to General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-187)
img Ainu chieftain transports a gift from his people to General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-187)
Caption: "An Ainu chieftain braves the horrible transportation system of 1947 to bring a gift from his / people to the victorious 'American Emperor' General MacArthur."
George S. Matsui Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1008-2-16)
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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.

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