Postwar occupation of Japan

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Postwar occupation of Japan (475)

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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. …
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."
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 …
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."
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."
Detention block in Sugamo prison (ddr-densho-299-155)
img Detention block in Sugamo prison (ddr-densho-299-155)
Caption: "Sugamo prison where all the class 'A' war criminals were held."
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."
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."
Ted Akimoto taking a photograph (ddr-densho-299-144)
img Ted Akimoto taking a photograph (ddr-densho-299-144)
Caption: "Our cameras were bulky 4x5 Speed Graphics. Nothing was automatic. You took a wood film holder / which held one piece of film on each side, placed it in the back, pulled out a slide, put in a flash bulb, / figured out your exposure and cocked the shutter, set the f stop, focused and …
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."
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."
Allied officers stand at attention (ddr-densho-299-185)
img Allied officers stand at attention (ddr-densho-299-185)
Officers seeming to prepare to give some sort of speech. Appear to be General Eichelberger and General Eisenhower among them.
Prime Minister Yoshida dicussing rumors of resignation with some U.S. army troops (ddr-densho-299-188)
img Prime Minister Yoshida dicussing rumors of resignation with some U.S. army troops (ddr-densho-299-188)
Two captions. Bottom side caption: "17 Jan 1947 Tokyo, Japan / Shown chatting with Prime Minister Yoshida and his secretary concerning / The resignation rumors which now prevail are: Lt. Ted Akimoto, U.S. Army / Photographer (extreme right) and T/4 Robert Shintani, Interpreter, ATIS, GHQ, / Far East Command." Right hand side caption: "I was the …
Officers of the 1st Cavalry Division (ddr-densho-299-149)
img Officers of the 1st Cavalry Division (ddr-densho-299-149)
Caption: "The First Cavalry with their mania of 'firsts' have the first review of Tokyo."
General MacArthur lands in Japan (ddr-densho-299-121)
img General MacArthur lands in Japan (ddr-densho-299-121)
Caption: "General MacArthur alights from a C-54 at Atsugi airfield, 20 miles out of Tokyo, / for his first glimpse at Japan."
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."
War medal (ddr-densho-299-191)
img War medal (ddr-densho-299-191)
Photo of a war medal in presentation box.
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