Writer : Vance Hall 밴스 홀 Date : 2010-09-03 Hit : 282
Japan surrenders, 2 September 1945 (formal ceremony)



This was the date of the formal ceremonies, a day that my parents celebrated.


Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945

Japanese representatives on board USS Missouri (BB-63) during the surrender ceremonies, 2 September 1945.

Standing in front are:
Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (wearing top hat) and General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff.

Behind them are three representatives each of the Foreign Ministry, the Army and the Navy. They include, in middle row, left to right:
Major General Yatsuji Nagai, Army; Katsuo Okazaki, Foreign Ministry; Rear Admiral Tadatoshi Tomioka, Navy; Toshikazu Kase, Foreign Ministry, and Lieutenant General Suichi Miyakazi, Army.

In the the back row, left to right (not all are visible):
Rear Admiral Ichiro Yokoyama, Navy; Saburo Ota, Foreign Ministry; Captain Katsuo Shiba, Navy, and Colonel Kaziyi Sugita, Army. (Identities those in second and third rows are from an annotated photograph in Naval Historical Center files.)

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Jae-sung Chung  2010/09/03 11:01:34 [Reply] modify delete
Thanks vance for your valuable information. However, please be noted I cannot open the file you have attached here. I guessf its big sizes of phots contained might be the prime cause.
Jae-mok Koh  2010/09/16 13:08:51 [Reply] modify delete
Yes, many of them had been sentenced to death later on. And we Koreans had taken the nation back as well as the human right that day. How do we forget the historic truth? Thank you, Vance, for your deep considerations.
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