Postwar occupation of Japan
Postwar occupation of Japan (475)
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. …
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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 …
img American soldier guarding royal palace (ddr-densho-299-226)
Caption: "1st Cavalry Guard at one of the entrances to the Royal Palace."
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."
img Detention block in Sugamo prison (ddr-densho-299-155)
Caption: "Sugamo prison where all the class 'A' war criminals were held."
img Tojo talking with his defense attorneys (ddr-densho-299-161)
Caption: "Tojo with his two defense attorneys."
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."
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."
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 …
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."
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."
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.
img View of trees and a tower in Nara (ddr-densho-299-211)
Caption: "View from enlisted man's R & R hotel in Nara."
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 …
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."
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."
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.'"
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."