Military

Military (60)

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Navy pilots (ddr-densho-252-18)
img Navy pilots (ddr-densho-252-18)
Two people posing on the pontoons of a seaplane, dressed in pilot gear. Caption on Post-it: "Top ? Shimazu, navy pilot, mar. Shikie Kihara, Dad's half-sister."
The Admiral and the Kumanos (ddr-densho-252-13)
img The Admiral and the Kumanos (ddr-densho-252-13)
(Left to right) Chisato Taniguchi Kumano, Yasamaru Taniguchi, and Takaji Kumano. Caption on Post-it: "Yasamaru Taniguchi (youngest bro of Gotsuke), Chisato T. Kumano, Takaji Kumano, in USA - invited here after WWII. Poem on reverse - see translation." Poem translation by Harry Nomura : "Feel blessed that we are still alive to see and talk on and on to ...
A Japanese officer after surrender (ddr-densho-299-4)
img A Japanese officer after surrender (ddr-densho-299-4)
Caption on reverse: "Officer in / charge of one / detachment of / returning soldiers."
Troops returning from Manchuria (ddr-densho-299-106)
img Troops returning from Manchuria (ddr-densho-299-106)
Caption: "Soldiers returning from Manchuria. The effect from our fire bombing is evident. With very few / trains running, most of them had to walk."
Wounded Hideki Tojo in hospital (ddr-densho-299-145)
img Wounded Hideki Tojo in hospital (ddr-densho-299-145)
Caption: "Hideki Tojo 'the razor', realizing that his time was running short attempts to / 'save face' by suicide but his shot was not fatal."
The officer and his wife (ddr-densho-252-15)
img The officer and his wife (ddr-densho-252-15)
A man in a military uniform posing with a woman in a kimono. Caption on Post-it: "Yasamaru-san and wife."
Captain of the Cruiser (ddr-densho-252-14)
img Captain of the Cruiser (ddr-densho-252-14)
Caption on Post-it: "Gotsuke [Taniguchi] at Shanghai - capt. of cruiser."
Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-85)
img Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-85)
Representatives making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General of the Tenth Army. Left to right: Lieutenant Colonel Nakamizo Takashi, who represented Japanese Army commander on Anami, Major General Toshisada Tokada; and Lieutenant Commander Tairo Sato who was a delegate of Rear Admiral Tadao Kato Japanese Naval Commander of Amami ...
Representative at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-150)
img Representative at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-150)
Captain Shige Murao, Navy, a Representative of Lieutenant General Toshiro Nomi, Japanese Commander of the Sakishima Group, making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General of Tenth Army. Photographer: Lieutenant Strauch.
Troops coming home from China and Manchuria (ddr-densho-299-102)
img Troops coming home from China and Manchuria (ddr-densho-299-102)
Caption: "Troops returning from service in China and Manchuria."
Photo of a Japanese Army artist's painting (ddr-densho-299-234)
img Photo of a Japanese Army artist's painting (ddr-densho-299-234)
Caption: "As their aircraft carrier sinks, the officers drink a toast while another approaches with a flag." Ted Akimoto noted that "during the war many large paintings were made by Japanese Army artists. Some paintings were 8 feet long. These paintings were displayed in public places in the lands that they had conquered such as Manchuria ...
Japanese troops training (ddr-densho-299-104)
img Japanese troops training (ddr-densho-299-104)
Caption: "Recruits in training at the time of surrender."
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 34 (October 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-38)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 34 (October 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-38)
Selected article titles: "Report $952.60 Collected in Imonhin Drive" (p. 1), "Fagan Announces WRA Employment Policy" (pp. 1-2), and "Court Denies Ochikubo's Suit Against Military" (p. 2).
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-153-14)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-153-14)
Concerns about military conscription in Japan

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 10 (March 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-59)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 10 (March 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-59)
Selected article titles: "Japan Sends New Memo on Exchange of Nationals" (p. 1), "Night Attack Reported on Santa Clara Evacuee" (p. 1), and "Long Beach YWCA Ready to Give Assistance" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 36 (November 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-39)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 36 (November 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-39)
Selected article titles: "Repatriates Now Being Resettled in Manchukuo" (p. 1), "WRA Takes Step to Close Leupp Center" (p. 1), and "3 Japanese Captives Shot by Denver Hospital Guard" (pp. 1-2).
Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-88)
img Representatives at a negotiation session (ddr-densho-179-88)
Major General Toshiro Taga, Representative of Lt. General Toshiro Nomi, Japanese Commander of Sakishima Group, making preliminary negotiations for the surrender of the Ryukyus Islands to the Commanding General of Tenth Army. The civilian interpreter is Weri Takamura who once lived in Chicago. Photographer: Lieutenant Strauch.
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