Postwar occupation of Japan

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Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
doc Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
Oral history interview with Johnny and Yo Niizawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NIIZAWA_JOHNNY_AND_YO
Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
doc Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
Oral history interview with Sherman Kishi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KISHI_SHERMAN
1st Cavalry Division parade (ddr-densho-299-139)
img 1st Cavalry Division parade (ddr-densho-299-139)
Caption: "Major General Chase, Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division parades / at the head of his troops and the sign made especially for the occasion." The sign reads: "1st Cav. Div. / First in Tokyo."
Performance of Tabasco (ddr-densho-299-207)
img Performance of Tabasco (ddr-densho-299-207)
Caption: "Las Vegas style 'Tabasco' fit the bill, as far as the GI's were concerned, and played to / full crowds."
Carmen from the opera of the same name (ddr-densho-299-205)
img Carmen from the opera of the same name (ddr-densho-299-205)
Caption: "'Carmen.' The allied forces wanted to encourage the theatre arts which they had before the / war so the opera company continued to give performances which later became open to the / public."
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."
Ainu chieftain visiting Tokyo to present a gift (ddr-densho-299-189)
img Ainu chieftain visiting Tokyo to present a gift (ddr-densho-299-189)
Parts of the caption are smeared unfortunately obstructing the chieften's [sic] name and date. First part of the name seems to be "Nos" and ends with "To" Caption on reverse: "[Name], Ainu tribe Chief / [Name], Chief of the Ainu tribe from Northern Hokkaido, / Japan, who is in Tokyo visiting his / friend Col. C. …
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."
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.
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."
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."
Close up of a larger painting of Japanese settlers and natives of Saipan committing suicide (ddr-densho-299-231)
img Close up of a larger painting of Japanese settlers and natives of Saipan committing suicide (ddr-densho-299-231)
Caption: "This is a detail from a larger painting showing natives of Saipan and Japanese settlers ready to throw / themselves over the cliff at the right rather than submit themselves to the torture and death that they were told / they would face when our troops invaded." Ted Akimoto noted that "during the war many …
American GIs help guard the Imperial Palace grounds (ddr-densho-299-140)
img American GIs help guard the Imperial Palace grounds (ddr-densho-299-140)
Caption: "To prevent the curious and those with dreams of loot from entering the palace / grounds, our troops bolster the forces of the tiny policemen of Japan."
Prisoners being transferred from prison to the trials by bus (ddr-densho-299-158)
img Prisoners being transferred from prison to the trials by bus (ddr-densho-299-158)
Caption: "Prisoners en route from prison to trials. Tojo is man with glasses in second row."
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 …
Shumei Okawa being redressed by a guard after partially disrobing during the trials (ddr-densho-299-160)
img Shumei Okawa being redressed by a guard after partially disrobing during the trials (ddr-densho-299-160)
Caption: "Insane (?) Shumei Okawa has his shirt buttoned by a guard after he partially / disrobed. Shortly thereafter he slapped Tojo on his bald plate causing much / hilarity in an otherwise somber arraignment [sic] proceedings."
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."
Courtroom of the Tokyo war crimes trials (ddr-densho-299-159)
img Courtroom of the Tokyo war crimes trials (ddr-densho-299-159)
Caption: "The courtroom is jammed. 'Admittance by ticket only' for this is history in the making."
View of the street where the Allied Power's HQ was located (ddr-densho-299-143)
img View of the street where the Allied Power's HQ was located (ddr-densho-299-143)
Caption: "General MacArthur, Supreme Commander Allied Power's headquarters is the first building on right."
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."
Sadao Araki testifying on his own behalf during the trials (ddr-densho-299-157)
img Sadao Araki testifying on his own behalf during the trials (ddr-densho-299-157)
Caption: "Sadao Araki, Former war minister, minister of supreme war council, education minister / became the first of 25 to testify on his own behalf."
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