Postwar occupation of Japan

Military service (88)
Postwar occupation of Japan (475)

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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."
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'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 …
VIPs in staff cars stand for review (ddr-densho-299-170)
img VIPs in staff cars stand for review (ddr-densho-299-170)
Caption: "Staff cars carrying VIPs to reviewing stand for review. Dai Ichi bldg in right background."
T. Seabald and William Draper headed to dinner held in Draper's honor (ddr-densho-299-169)
img T. Seabald and William Draper headed to dinner held in Draper's honor (ddr-densho-299-169)
Caption: "Mr. T. Seabald, head of diplomatic section escorts Undersecretary of the Army William / Draper to Officer's Club for dinner given in his honor."
Tojo and two other men being tried for war crimes wait (ddr-densho-299-156)
img Tojo and two other men being tried for war crimes wait (ddr-densho-299-156)
Caption: "Tojo studies the charges he will have to face while while [sic] two other defendants play a / game of cards to while away the time."
Letter requesting kind treatment for a family who treated American POWs well (ddr-densho-299-225)
doc Letter requesting kind treatment for a family who treated American POWs well (ddr-densho-299-225)
Hand written note with typed copy. Note reads: "Sept. 9, 1945 / To: American Occupational Forces / The men who's names are offered below, & others, request that consideration be extended / the residents of this house for the friendly / attitude & kindness these people / have always shown during and after hostilities to / …
Cardinal Spellman and General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-201)
img Cardinal Spellman and General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-201)
Caption: "Cardinal Spellman, one of the few to be personally met by General MacArthur."
Showing of Tannhauser to promote culture and the arts (ddr-densho-299-202)
img Showing of Tannhauser to promote culture and the arts (ddr-densho-299-202)
Caption: "To encourage the arts and in an attempt to expose the GIs to 'culture,' Wagner's opera Tannhauser / was presented."
Performance of The Mikado (ddr-densho-299-206)
img Performance of The Mikado (ddr-densho-299-206)
Caption: "The Mikado played in Japan for the first time. The operetta would have been considered sacrilegious before / the occupation."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2025 (January 5-12, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2025 (January 5-12, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-1)
Selected article titles: "JACL to File Redress Bill" (pp. 1, 9-10), "When Douglas MacArthur 'Reigned' in Japan" (p. 2), "What Was the U.S. Occupation of Japan Like?" (pp. 3, 15), and "Japan's Secret Intercontinental Missile: Konnyaku Bakudan" (pp. 5, 14).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2035 (March 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2035 (March 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-11)
Selected article titles: "Rites at Camp Minidoka Being Planned for August" (p. 1), "U.S. Occupation of Japan: Reflections & Views" (pp. 3, 14), "Albert Einstein: His Single Visit to Japan Recalled" (p. 3), and "Portland's Bush Garden: Two Years Pass to Reopen" (p. 10).
Repatriates waiting to disembark (ddr-densho-397-354)
img Repatriates waiting to disembark (ddr-densho-397-354)
The caption in the photo album reads "Anxious repats await orders to disembark". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Inoculation on repatriation ship (ddr-densho-397-384)
img Inoculation on repatriation ship (ddr-densho-397-384)
The caption in the photo album reads "Ouch! It hurts! Inoculation on deck of repat ship." Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Police direct repatriates (ddr-densho-397-363)
img Police direct repatriates (ddr-densho-397-363)
The caption in the photo album reads "Female police are not necessarily 'tough'". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Three men at a resturant (ddr-densho-397-140)
img Three men at a resturant (ddr-densho-397-140)
The caption in the photo album reads "A national - Shibuya - Misaki". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Japanese town from train (ddr-densho-397-84)
img Japanese town from train (ddr-densho-397-84)
The caption in the photo album reads "Yawata One Year after the War. Taken from Train 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.
Leaving Honshu (ddr-densho-397-212)
img Leaving Honshu (ddr-densho-397-212)
The caption in the photo album reads "As we leave Honshu". Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
Ship in Hakodate Harbor (ddr-densho-397-279)
img Ship in Hakodate Harbor (ddr-densho-397-279)
Takashi Matsui was stationed in Japan with the U.S. military during the Allied occupation of Japan after the end of World War II.
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