The American Occupations of Japan and Germany

The American Occupation of Japan

Audio: Introduction The American Occupations of Japan and Germany (2:57)

Japanes listening to surrender broadcast
Japanese Civilians listening to Emperor Hirohito’s surrender declaration on the radio. Notice the physical devastation of their surroundings, and the deep emotions they are displaying at the news



Tokyo after 279 B-20 Bombers dropped 1,665 tons of bombs on Tokyo, March 9-10, 1945 as part of” Operation Meetinghouse.”










Nagasaki after Atomic Bombing, August 9, 1945.
Tokyo 1955
Tokyo 1955

Audio: The Occupation of Japan (9:26)

Further Resources:

Timeline for Japanese Occupation

Nice summary of the occupation and reconstruction of Japan


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