Postwar occupation of Japan
Postwar occupation of Japan (475)
img Ted Akimoto with other soldiers (ddr-densho-299-240)
On the reverse there is a stamp from the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
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."
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."
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 …
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."
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."
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 …
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."
img Building where the Tokyo war crimes trials were held (ddr-densho-299-154)
Caption: "Site of the war crimes trials."
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."
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."
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 / …
img Cardinal Spellman and General MacArthur (ddr-densho-299-201)
Caption: "Cardinal Spellman, one of the few to be personally met by General MacArthur."
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."
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.