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American occupation of Japan collection, 1941-1950
The U.S. occupation of Japan began in 1945 following World War II and lasted until 1952. Under "demilitarization" and "democratization" policy, the United States sought to restructure Japan's government, economy, and society to encourage political allegiance and limit the likelihood of a return to arms. The materials in this collection document this period in the history of Japan.
"The American Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952." Asia for Educators. Columbia University. Accessed April 29, 2019.
The American occupation of Japan collection contains photographic materials of the Japanese Imperial Army and the American occupation of Japan during and following World War II. Two volumes contain photographs of African-American soldiers of the 5th Air Force. Included is a signed photograph of Col. Paul Tibbets waving from the Enola Gay, the airplane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.
American Occupation of Japan Collection, 1941-1950, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Blaine Finstein, April 2019.