Postwar occupation of Japan

Military service (201)
Postwar occupation of Japan (482)

482 items
Ted Akimoto's Army Photographer patch (ddr-densho-299-247)
av Ted Akimoto's Army Photographer patch (ddr-densho-299-247)
Caption: "At the end of WWII I was fortunate enough to be Photo Assignment Officer for the Signal Photo / division of the Supreme Command Allied Powers (SCAP) in Tokyo, Japan. Our responsibilities / were to take all newsworthy still photographs and newsreels requested by the Public Information / Office of SCAP. All photos taken in …
Wreckage of Zero fighters (ddr-densho-397-91)
av Wreckage of Zero fighters (ddr-densho-397-91)
The caption in the photo album reads "Wreckage of Zero fighters Nr [near] Home, Kyoshu Oct. '46". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
The Pacific Ocean from plane (ddr-densho-397-213)
av The Pacific Ocean from plane (ddr-densho-397-213)
The caption in the photo album "Up in the air already beyond lies the Pacific". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Two servicemen (ddr-densho-397-132)
av Two servicemen (ddr-densho-397-132)
The caption in the photo album reads "War Ministry Building - Sho and Art Two of a kind". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Railroad and ruins in Japan (ddr-csujad-42-247)
img Railroad and ruins in Japan (ddr-csujad-42-247)
Photographed is a railroad in Japan in aftermath of bombing attacks. It was presumably taken during the Allied occupation of Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_10_008
Houses in Japan (ddr-csujad-42-250)
img Houses in Japan (ddr-csujad-42-250)
Photographed are damaged houses in Japan in aftermath of bombing attacks. Includes soldiers and children. It was presumably taken during the Allied occupation of Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_10_011
Village in Japan (ddr-csujad-42-249)
img Village in Japan (ddr-csujad-42-249)
Photographed is a village in Japan in aftermath of bombing attacks. It was presumably taken during the Allied occupation of Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_10_010
Fishing boat (ddr-csujad-42-246)
img Fishing boat (ddr-csujad-42-246)
Photographed is probably a fishing boat in Japan. It was presumably taken during the Allied occupation of Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_10_007
Orders from the Headquarters 24th Infantry Division, to Masako Adachi, September 9, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-2199)
doc Orders from the Headquarters 24th Infantry Division, to Masako Adachi, September 9, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-2199)
Orders from the Headquarters of the 24th Infantry Division to Masako Adachi regarding her visit to the American Consul in Kyoto, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2301
Letters from Jokichi and Fumiko Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, July, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-206)
doc Letters from Jokichi and Fumiko Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, July, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-206)
Contains two Japanese letters, one English letter, and one envelope. All three letters are enclosed in the envelope and mailed from Hiroshima, Japan. Letters are written by Jokichi Yamanaka and Fumiko Yamanaka, addressing their relatives, Seiichi Okine and Makoto Okine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_45_001-004
Letters from Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-243)
doc Letters from Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-243)
Contains three letters to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine from his relatives in Hiroshima Japan and one envelope. The letters are written by Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, and Miyuki Okine and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_74_001-004
Letter from Ayame [Okine] to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-117)
doc Letter from Ayame [Okine] to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-117)
A new year's greeting letter from Ayame Okine in Bartlett, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okines in Hawthorne, California. This letter is mailed from Fred S. Tange's place where Ayame stays. In the letter, she appreciates the monetary gift from her parents-in-law while she feels ashamed to have them to still worry about her …
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 10, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-148)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 10, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-148)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Masao Okine writes from Japan where he is stationed as a US Army soldier. This letter is mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. The letter includes updates, informing of the arrival of his parents' four letters written on May 20, …
Letters from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, December 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-185)
doc Letters from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, December 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-185)
Contains one envelope, two letters written by Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, one note, and one Japanese yen bill. All are enclosed in the same envelope and mailed by Masao Okine from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka and Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, April 20 and May 25, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-182)
doc Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka and Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, April 20 and May 25, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-182)
Contains two letters and one envelope. One of the letters is written by Jokichi Yamanaka in Japanese and the other is written by Miyuki Matsuura in Japanese. It appears that Seiichi Okine received Jokichi Yamanaka's letter and forwarded it to Jokichi's daughter, Miyuki Matuura. Miyuki returned Jokichi's letter to Seiichi along with her letter to Seiichi. …
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, July 24, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-151)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, July 24, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-151)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. In the letter, he writes about his duties as a jeep driver, working a night shift from 10PM to 6AM. He drives for Japanese coworkers who speak English and serve as interpreters …
Card from Masao Okine to Mrs. S. Okine, March 5, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-136)
doc Card from Masao Okine to Mrs. S. Okine, March 5, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-136)
A card for Mother's Day from Masao Okine to his mother, Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. He probably writes from Japan where he is deployed as a U.S. Army soldier. The card is mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope read: Arrived on March …
Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 23, [1946] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-291)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 23, [1946] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-291)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. He reports to his parents about their relatives and friends in Hiroshima: He took ten days vacation to visit Hiroshima and found that the Hiroshima City was completely destroyed by the atomic …
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 10, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-121)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 10, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-121)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne. This letter is written in Japan where Masao is currently stationed as a Nisei soldier and mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, Masao describes his work as a US Army solider in Japan: He has …
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-124)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-124)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is written in Japan where Masao is stationed as a U.S. military soldier and mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. Masao describes his stay in Japan, being transferred from Sagamihara, Kanagawa, to Tokyo, possibly being …
Letter from Masao Okine to Dottie [Dorothy] Okine, May 10, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-181)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Dottie [Dorothy] Okine, May 10, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-181)
A letter from Masao Okine to his sister, Dorothy Okine. He writes from Tokyo, Japan, where he is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier. He asks Dorothy to send him cigarettes, candies, and gum. He sent the letter to her on April 23, 1946, however, it returned to Masao. He adds the notes, explaining why the …
Letter from Natsue Okine to Seiichi Okine, May 6, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-253)
doc Letter from Natsue Okine to Seiichi Okine, May 6, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-253)
A letter from Natue Okine in Itsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan to her uncle and aunt, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes that they are going to start harvesting wheat soon in Japan. She thanks for the cloth that Tomeyo sent to her and informs her that she has made her clothes by using it. In the letter, …
Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka to Masao, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, March 5, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-283)
doc Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka to Masao, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, March 5, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-283)
Contains two letters and one envelope. Both letters are written by Jokichi Yamanaka and addressed to his nephew, Masao Okine and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine and are enclosed in the same envelope. It appears that he mailed them to his daughter's place and his daughter forwarded his letters to the Okine's address. See …
Letter from Toshio Tamaoi [?] to Mrs. Seiichi Okine, December 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-254)
doc Letter from Toshio Tamaoi [?] to Mrs. Seiichi Okine, December 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-254)
A letter from Toshio Tamaoi in Itsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. The letter is mailed by Kenjiro Okine. In the letter, he thanks Seiichi for the gifts and laments about the high inflation in post-war Japan. He also asks about Kimie Tanimoto who recently left for the U.S. and includes updates on his …
Letter from Minoru Sasaki to Mr. S. Okine, September 22, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-210)
doc Letter from Minoru Sasaki to Mr. S. Okine, September 22, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-210)
A letter from Minoru Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan, to his brother-in-law, Seiichi Okine. He thanks Seiichi for the gift, including ajinomoto [monosodium glutamate], sugar, candies, and pencils. He describes the shortages of basic necessities in Japan and states that all children under age 8 do not know the real taste of sugar. He also expresses his …
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