Postwar occupation of Japan

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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."
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."
Ted Akimoto's Army Photographer patch (ddr-densho-299-247)
img 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."
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."
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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).
Pacific citizen, Vol. 77, No. 23, (December 7, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-48)
doc Pacific citizen, Vol. 77, No. 23, (December 7, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-48)
Select article titles: "U.S. Judge Rules 3-1 Ration for S.F. Police Dept." (p.1); "Calif. Legislature: Reappointment Settled" (p.1); "'Gambare!', Bannai Urges Nisei" (p.1); "Returned Land from U.S. Military in Japan to Be Converted into Parks" (p.5); "Geologist Says Japan Emerged from North Coast" (p.6).
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