Postwar occupation of Japan

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Postwar occupation of Japan (169)

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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 28 (April 6, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-195)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 28 (April 6, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-195)
"Ex-Seattleite, Now Spokane Farmer Heads for Japan via Airplane" (p. 1), "Evacuation Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 1), ""Army Day' in Our City to be Saturday, April 9; Military Display Booked" (p. 1).
Ted Akimoto and a woman look at pieces of rubble from blast (ddr-densho-299-148)
img Ted Akimoto and a woman look at pieces of rubble from blast (ddr-densho-299-148)
First two words of caption are partially covered. May refer to a "General Hansey [?]" Caption: "…secretary and I look at some fragments trying to identify what they might / have been we're about 50 meters from the epicenter of the blast which was directly on top / of the dome in the background."
Allied troops land in Southern Japan (ddr-densho-299-119)
img Allied troops land in Southern Japan (ddr-densho-299-119)
Caption: "In Southern Japan, troops who only a month previous thought they would be / storming these shores under heavy fire, land amidst the usual gripes and 'snafus.'"
American troops guard the HQ in Tokyo (ddr-densho-299-110)
img American troops guard the HQ in Tokyo (ddr-densho-299-110)
Caption: "Our soldiers, all heavily armed, guard all entrances of our headquarters for / we do not know the mettle of a defeated populace."
The ballet Scheherazade being put on (ddr-densho-299-204)
img The ballet Scheherazade being put on (ddr-densho-299-204)
Caption: "Ballet 'Sheherazade' [sic] was more popular (fewer left at intermission) but wasn't popular with / the GIs."
Judges of the Tokyo war crimes trials (ddr-densho-299-162)
img Judges of the Tokyo war crimes trials (ddr-densho-299-162)
Caption: "Judges representing the many allied powers listen to the attorneys for the prosecution / and defense."
Showing of Tannhauser to promote culture and the arts (ddr-densho-299-202)
img Showing of Tannhauser to promote culture and the arts (ddr-densho-299-202)
Caption: "To encourage the arts and in an attempt to expose the GIs to 'culture,' Wagner's opera Tannhauser / was presented."
Showing of Tannhauser to promote culture and the arts (ddr-densho-299-203)
img Showing of Tannhauser to promote culture and the arts (ddr-densho-299-203)
Caption: "Somehow, sung in Japanese 'a lot seemed to be lost in translation' as a friend said. They also / presented Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticanaand Carmen."
Crowd gathers to see General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-146)
img Crowd gathers to see General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-146)
Caption: "Holiday crowd assembles to catch a glimpse of Gen. MacArthur the 'American Emperor.' / He was revered as such since the [sic] represented the powers which defeated Hirohito."
The Dai Ichi building (ddr-densho-299-135)
img The Dai Ichi building (ddr-densho-299-135)
Caption: "The Dai Ichi building, one of the few buildings which withstood the firebombing / becomes headquarters of SCAP General Douglas MacArthur."
Nisei translators (ddr-densho-114-176)
img Nisei translators (ddr-densho-114-176)
Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS), Tokyo.
Radio repairman (ddr-densho-114-141)
img Radio repairman (ddr-densho-114-141)
Original caption: Tec 4 M. Mori of Chicago, Ill., radio repairman with the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, works at repairing a radio in the repair shop. 9-3-46.
Nisei linguists (ddr-densho-114-144)
img Nisei linguists (ddr-densho-114-144)
Original caption: Capt. R. W. Pedlow of Chester, Pa., right, and Tec 3 James Iso of San Jose, Calif., Nisei, left, are attached to the G2 Liaison section, Allied Translation and Interpreter section, GHQ, Army Forces in the Pacific, Nippon Yusen Kaisha Bldg., Tokyo, Japan. They are responsible for furnishing qualified Nisei interpreters and translators needed ...
Japanese American artist (ddr-densho-114-165)
img Japanese American artist (ddr-densho-114-165)
Original caption: Tec 3 Robert Tamura, Nisei Japanese of Los Angeles, Calif., artist and art editor of the "A Tiscope" unit newspaper of the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Toyko, Japan, draws cover for weekly newspaper. This newspaper provides the section with information of local entertainment, announcements in and ...
Nisei interpreter questioning a witness for the war crimes trials (ddr-densho-114-167)
img Nisei interpreter questioning a witness for the war crimes trials (ddr-densho-114-167)
Original caption: Tec 3 Ben Oshita (left) of Salt Lake City, Utah, interpreting the questions of Capt. Arthur A. Sandusky, staff attorney, asked of a possible prosecution witness for the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, in the Ministry of War Building, Tokyo, Japan. Miss Lenore Scott is the stenographer for the inquisition. This is ...
Nisei soldier painting a sign (ddr-densho-114-154)
img Nisei soldier painting a sign (ddr-densho-114-154)
Original caption: Pfc. Taka Oka, Nisei Japanese sign-painter for the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, prepares a sign announcing the weekly dance. He is from Seattle, Wash., and a member of the Allied occupation forces in Japan. 9-3-46.
Switchboard operators (ddr-densho-114-161)
img Switchboard operators (ddr-densho-114-161)
Original caption: Two Nisei Japanese operate telephone switchboard for the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46
Nisei clerk (ddr-densho-114-148)
img Nisei clerk (ddr-densho-114-148)
Original caption: Miss Yukie Konai, Nisei clerk-typist, Special Service, GHQ, Army Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, locates a rest area for a GI. She came to Tokyo from New York City in 1940 and was forced to remain until the conclusion of the war. When her citizenship was reinstated, she secured a position in the ...
Nisei librarian (ddr-densho-114-159)
img Nisei librarian (ddr-densho-114-159)
Original caption: Pfc. Al Y. Kimoto (left) Nisei Japanese librarian of the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, assists Pfc. Paul S. Hasegawa of the 3d Detachment, with his choice of reading material in the library which is under the jurisdiction of the Information and Education Section. 9-3-46.
War Crimes Trial (ddr-densho-127-3)
img War Crimes Trial (ddr-densho-127-3)
A Nisei court monitor (left foreground) observes the western army case during a war crimes trial.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2035 (March 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2035 (March 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-11)
Selected article titles: "Rites at Camp Minidoka Being Planned for August" (p. 1), "U.S. Occupation of Japan: Reflections & Views" (pp. 3, 14), "Albert Einstein: His Single Visit to Japan Recalled" (p. 3), and "Portland's Bush Garden: Two Years Pass to Reopen" (p. 10).
George S. Matsui Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1008-2-18)
vh George S. Matsui Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1008-2-18)
Family's wartime experiences

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

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1008-4-24)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1008-4-24)
Description of duties during the war crimes trials

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

Frank Fukuhara Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1004-1-9)
vh Frank Fukuhara Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1004-1-9)
Reuniting with brother who was serving with the U.S. army during the occupation of Japan

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