Prime Minister Yoshida dicussing rumors of resignation with some U.S. army troops

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Theodore Akimoto Family Collection

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 only official photographer present so after taking a few official photos of / Generals MacArthur and Eisenhower I took these with my personal camera. General / Eisenhower was curious about my background. He knew about the 442nd Combat Team / and their sacrifices in rescuing the 'lost battalion.'"

January 17, 1947


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Courtesy of the Theodore Akimoto Family Collection