16 Oct 1875

Japan
  • Prince Narukata was born in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | Tokyo | CPC]
22 Sep 1878

Japan
  • Shigeru Yoshida was born in Kanda Surugadai, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Shigeru Yoshida | Tokyo | CPC]
23 Apr 1883

Japan
  • Prince Narukata was made the head of the Kacho branch of the Japanese imperial family. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | Tokyo | CPC]
2 Nov 1890

Japan
8 Dec 1897

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's first child, Prince Hiroyoshi, was born in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | Tokyo | CPC]
29 Apr 1901

Japan
  • Hirohito, Prince Michi, was born in Aoyama Palace in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Showa | Tokyo | CPC]
5 Oct 1904

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu was attached to the Navy Department in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | Tokyo | CPC]
22 May 1905

Japan
  • Prince Hironobu was born in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hironobu | Tokyo | CPC]
3 Nov 1906

Japan
  • Prince Naruhiko was granted the privilege to start a new branch of the imperial family, Higashikuni. ww2dbase [Naruhiko | Tokyo | CPC]
2 Dec 1915

Japan
6 May 1916

Japan
  • Morihiro was born in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Morihiro | Tokyo | CPC]
5 Feb 1924

Japan
  • Nobutake Kondo was named an aide to Crown Prince Hirohito at Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | Tokyo | CPC]
1 Dec 1926

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda entered the Naval War College in Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
9 Sep 1927

Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was attached to the Army Ministry in Tokyo, Japan and was placed in charge with China affairs. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | Tokyo | CPC]
6 Nov 1928

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda graudated from the Naval War College in Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
10 Dec 1928

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander and was assigned to the Bureau of Personnel in the Navy Ministry. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
28 Sep 1929

Japan
  • Joseph Rochefort reported in to the United States Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Tokyo | CPC]
9 May 1931

Japan
  • Joseph Rochefort's second child, Janet Fay Rochefort, was born in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Tokyo | CPC]
25 Aug 1931

Japan
  • The first flight from the newly completed Haneda Airfield in Japan took off, carrying cargo to Dairen, Kwantung Leased Territory (now Dalian, Liaoning Province, China). ww2dbase [Haneda Airfield | Tokyo | CPC]
7 Sep 1931

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda was assigned to the first division of the Naval General Staff. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
5 Oct 1931

Japan
  • Yi Geon married Yoshiko Matsudaira in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Yi Geon | Tokyo | CPC]
18 Jun 1932

Japan
  • Joseph Rochefort received the order to detach from the United States Embassy, effective 4 Oct 1932. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Tokyo | CPC]
28 Dec 1933

Japan
  • Paul Wenneker began serving as a naval attaché at the German embassy in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Paul Wenneker | Tokyo | CPC]
2 Apr 1934

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda was appointed to the Army General Staff as a naval liaison officer. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
1 Aug 1934

Japan
  • Korechika Anami was made the Commandant of the Tokyo Military Preparatory School in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Korechika Anami | Tokyo | CPC]
15 Nov 1934

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda was assigned to the second division of the Naval General Staff. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
22 Dec 1934

Japan
  • Zang Shiyi visited Emperor Showa in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Zang Shiyi | Tokyo | CPC]
6 Apr 1935

Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1935
Emperor Showa at Tokyo Station, Japan, 6 Apr 1935
21 Nov 1935

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda was made a faculty member at the Naval War College in Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
6 Apr 1936

Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1936
Chinese Ambassador Xu Shiying preparing to present his credentials, Tokyo, Japan, 6 Apr 1936
30 May 1936

Photo(s) dated 30 May 1936
Monks in a bombing drill, Senso Temple, Asakusaa, Tokyo, Japan, 30 May 1936
23 Aug 1937

Japan
  • Paul Wenneker stepped down as a naval attaché at the German embassy in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Paul Wenneker | Tokyo | CPC]
5 Dec 1937

Japan
  • Japanese Prince Yasuhiko of Asaka departed Tokyo, Japan for the front lines in China. ww2dbase [Yasuhiko | Tokyo | CPC]
9 Dec 1937

Japan
22 Sep 1938

Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1938
Hitler Youth members visiting the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 1938, photo 1 of 2Hitler Youth members visiting the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 1938, photo 2 of 2
5 Jan 1939

Photo(s) dated 5 Jan 1939
Japanese Prime Minister Kiichiro Hiranuma with members of his cabinet, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Jan 1939; note Minister-without-Portfolio Konoe, Interior Minister Kido, Naval Minister Yonai, War Minister Itagaki, Foreign Minister Arita
8 Jan 1939

Photo(s) dated 8 Jan 1939
Captured Chinese Panzer I Ausf A tanks on display in Tokyo, Japan, 8-15 Jan 1939
1 Aug 1939

Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was attached to the Army Chief of Staff in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | Tokyo | CPC]
31 Aug 1939

Photo(s) dated 31 Aug 1939
Admiral Yamamoto at Tokyo Station, Tokyo, Japan en route to take command of the Combined Fleet, 31 Aug 1939
16 Jan 1940

Photo(s) dated 16 Jan 1940
Prime Minister Mitsumasa Yonai and his cabinet, Tokyo, Japan, 16 Jan 1940
2 Feb 1940

Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1940
Japanese Prime Minister Mitsumasa Yonai reading a memo in the prime minister
21 Mar 1940

Japan
  • Paul Wenneker began serving as a naval attaché at the German embassy in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Paul Wenneker | Tokyo | CPC]
19 Jul 1940

Photo(s) dated 19 Jul 1940
Fumimaro Konoe, Yosuke Matsuoka, Zengo Yoshida, and Hideki Tojo at the Ogikubo Talk at Konoe
22 Jul 1940

Japan
  • Hideki Tojo was appointed the Army Minister in Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe's new cabinet. ww2dbase [Hideki Tojo | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Prince Fumimaro Konoe became the 38th Prime Minister of Japan. This was his second time in this office. ww2dbase [Fumimaro Konoe | Tokyo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1940
Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe and his second cabinet at the Kantei, Tokyo, Japan, 22 Jul 1940
1 Aug 1940

Japan
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka asked French Ambassador to Tokyo Arsène Henry whether Japanese troops might be allowed to enter Indochina to occupy certain airfields; Henry implied that his government would reject such a request. Meanwhile, Japanese Army aircraft were transferred from Northern China to Southern China. ww2dbase [Indochina Campaign | Tokyo | CPC]
7 Aug 1940

Japan
  • Lord Halifax of the United Kingdom and US Ambassador to Tokyo Joseph Grew voiced concerns over Japanese demands for French Indochina. ww2dbase [Indochina Campaign | Tokyo | CPC]
30 Aug 1940

Japan
  • French Ambassador to Tokyo Arsène Henry announced to the Japanese that the French government would allow 6,000 Japanese troops to station in Indochina and would allow the military use of ports, airfields, and railroads in the region. However, the French government attempted to delay on the implementation of the plan as long as they could. ww2dbase [Indochina Campaign | Tokyo | CPC]
19 Sep 1940

Japan
  • During the Imperial Conference, Prince Hiroyasu of Fushimi expressed concerns regarding the alliance between Japan and Germany. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | Tokyo | CPC]
9 May 1941

Japan
  • A peace treaty was signed between Thailand and France in Tokyo, Japan, officially ending the Franco-Thai War; the French was coerced by the Japanese to relinquish their hold on the disputed border territories. ww2dbase [Franco-Thai War | Tokyo | CPC, AC]
30 May 1941

Japan
  • Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a reporter in the German Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, informed Moscow that the Germans planned to invade in late June. Joseph Stalin, as he had done in so many other reports by his agents, still refused to believe this important intelligence. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | Tokyo | AC]
23 Aug 1941

Japan
  • Shokaku arrived at Ariake, Tokyo, Japan and became the flagship of 1st Air Fleet of Carrier Division 5. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Tokyo | CPC]
6 Sep 1941

Japan
  • Emperor Showa of Japan agreed with the proposal that, unless peace could be achieved by 10 Oct 1941, Japan was to prepare for war. ww2dbase [Showa | Tokyo | CPC]
1 Dec 1941

Japan
  • Japanese Navy Destroyer Division 7 sailed from Tokyo, Japan sailed for Midway, soon to join the rest of the Midway Neutralization Unit. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
  • At an Imperial Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, the decision was taken to go to war with the United States. According to Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, Emperor Showa, the country's devine ruler, did not utter a single word in response. ww2dbase [Showa | Tokyo | AC]
13 Mar 1942

Japan
  • USS Gar (SS-206; Lieutenant Commander Donald McGregor) sank Japanese victualling stores ship Chichiubu Maru off Mikura Jima 100 miles south of Tokyo Bay, Japan with three of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Gar | Tokyo | CPC]
11 Apr 1942

Japan
  • American submarine USS Thresher provided a weather report on Tokyo, Japan for the Doolittle Raiders. ww2dbase [Doolittle Raid | Tokyo | CPC]
13 May 1942

Japan
  • Isoroku Yamamoto was granted audience with Emperor Showa, who congratulated him on the success in the Battle of Coral Sea. Knowing that the tactical victory was not as glorious as it appeared, Yamamoto was notedly ambiguous on his responses to the emperor. ww2dbase [Isoroku Yamamoto | Tokyo | CPC]
12 Jun 1942

Japan
  • The Japanese Imperial General Headquarters issued the Great Army Instruction No. 1 for a study on the possibility of an over-land invasion of Port Moresby, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | Tokyo | CPC]
27 Jul 1942

Japan
  • Nobuo Fujita was summoned to the Navy Ministry at Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, Japan, where he would be personally ordered by Prince Nobuhito of Takamatsu to bomb a major target in the United States using a submarine-borne attack aircraft. ww2dbase [Nobuo Fujita | Tokyo | CPC]
15 Mar 1943

Japan
  • The Japanese Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan issued the Joint Army-Navy Central Agreement on Southeast Asia Operation order, which was largely a defensive plan with the only offensive element being the re-establishment of air superiority over Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Tokyo | CPC]
22 Mar 1943

Japan
  • The Japanese Army and Navy staffs in Tokyo, Japan issued a new directive for operations in the Rabaul area, emphasizing the importance of the defense of New Guinea. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | Tokyo | CPC]
28 Apr 1943

Japan
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu wrote to Baron Hiroshi Oshima in Berlin, Germany, urging the ambassador to exert his influence with the Nazi leadership to encourage Germany to make a separate peace with the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Mamoru Shigemitsu | Tokyo | AC]
11 May 1943

Japan
4 Jun 1943

Japan
  • In Tokyo, Japan, Emperor Showa made a rare address about an individual regarding the loss of Isoroku Yamamoto. ww2dbase [Isoroku Yamamoto | Tokyo | CPC]
5 Jun 1943

Japan
  • A full state funeral was given for Isoroku Yamamoto. The funeral procession slowly moved from Tokyo, Japan to Hibiya Park in nearby city of Chiyoda. At 1050 hours, many Japanese citizens across the entire country bowed their heads toward Tokyo in honor of Yamamoto. During the ceremony, Hideki Tojo made an address regarding Yamamoto's contributions to Japan, while Yamamoto was posthumously promoted to the rank of fleet admiral (or, literally, naval marshal) and was given the Order of the Chrysanthemum 1st Class and the German Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. ww2dbase [Isoroku Yamamoto | Tokyo | CPC]
5 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 5 Nov 1943
Zhang Jinghui speaking at the Greater East Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2Attendees of the Greater East Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 4 of 4; left to right: Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tojo, Wan Waithayakon, José Laurel, Subhas Chandra BoseAttendees of the Greater East Asia Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 4; left to right: Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei, Hideki Tojo, Wan Waithayakon, José Laurel, Subhas Chandra BoseSubhash Chandra Bose speaking in public, Tokyo, Japan, 5 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2
See all photos dated 5 Nov 1943
6 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 6 Nov 1943
José Laurel in Tokyo, Japan, 5-6 Nov 1943
29 Nov 1943

Japan
25 Jun 1944

Japan
  • At the Imperial Conference in Tokyo, Japan, Prince Hiroyasu advocated the use of special attacks by all branches of the military. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | Tokyo | CPC]
7 Nov 1944

Japan
  • The Soviet spy, Richard Sorge, and his informant, Hotsumi Ozaki, were executed by hanging at Sugamo prison, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Tokyo | AC]
24 Nov 1944

Japan
  • The first B-29 bombing raid against Tokyo, Japan from Tinian in the Mariana Islands took place; 88 American aircraft participated in this mission. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
12 Jan 1945

Japan
27 Jan 1945

Japan
  • 62 American B-29 bombers based in the Mariana Islands struck Tokyo, Japan. Japanese fighters shot down 5 bombers, while 4 others received damage and had to ditch or crash land. B-29 gunner claimed 60 fighters shot down. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
16 Feb 1945

Japan
  • Air Group 80 flew 6 strikes fighter squadron 80 flew 1 strike against Tokyo, Japan (both groups from USS Hancock); 3 men and 3 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Hancock | Tokyo | DS]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and TF58 strike the Tokyo area of Honshu, Japan in the first carrier-borne air strikes against the Japanese home islands since the Doolittle Raid on 18 Apr 1942. ww2dbase [Battle of Iwo Jima | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Tokyo | DS]
17 Feb 1945

Japan
  • Air Group 80 aircraft from USS Hancock flew 2 strikes against Tokyo, Japan; no men and no aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Hancock | Tokyo | DS]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and TF58 strike the Tokyo area of Honshu, Japan before heading toward the Bonin Islands. ww2dbase [Battle of Iwo Jima | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Tokyo | DS]
19 Feb 1945

Japan
23 Feb 1945

Japan
24 Feb 1945

Japan
  • During the night of 24-25 Feb, 174 American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs on Tokyo, Japan and destroyed about 3 square kilometers of the city, or about 28,000 buildings. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
25 Feb 1945

Japan
  • Fighter quadron VF-80 from USS Hancock flew one fighter sweep against Tokyo, Japan; no aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Hancock | Tokyo | DS]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids to bomb and strafe airfields in the vicinity of Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Battle of Iwo Jima | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Tokyo | DS]
4 Mar 1945

Japan
9 Mar 1945

Japan
  • Operation Meetinghouse: After sundown and into the early hours of 10 Mar, 279 American B-29 bombers dropped incendiary bombs on Tokyo, Japan and destroyed 267,000 buildings and homes or 41 square kilometers of the city. Americans estimated 88,000 killed, 41,000 injured, and 1,000,000 displaced. Tokyo Fire Department estimated 97,000 killed and 125,000 wounded. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department estimated 124,711 casualties and 286,358 destroyed buildings and homes. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
3 Apr 1945

Japan
7 Apr 1945

Japan
  • 101 American B-29 bombers attacked the Nakajima aircraft factory near Tokyo, Japan; this was the first B-29 mission to be escorted by P-51 fighters from Iwo Jima. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Korechika Anami was made the Army Minister under Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki. ww2dbase [Korechika Anami | Tokyo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Apr 1945
Japanese Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki with members of his cabinet on his inaugural day of administration, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Apr 1945
13 Apr 1945

Japan
  • More than 300 American B-29 bombers attacked various targets in and near Tokyo, Japan. The smaller of the two cyclotrons at the Riken Institute was destroyed. ww2dbase [Operation Trinity and Manhattan Project | Tokyo | CPC]
26 Apr 1945

Japan
23 May 1945

Japan
24 May 1945

Japan
  • Aircraft of US Navy Task Force 58 attacked airfields in southern Kyushu, Japan while 520 US Army B-29 bombers attacked urban and industrial areas south of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Many buildings on the grounds of the Imperial Palace complex were destroyed. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
25 May 1945

Japan
29 May 1945

Japan
  • American B-25 bombers from Okinawa conducted a raid on Tokyo, Japan, while 454 B-29 bombers (escorted by 101 P-51 fighters) firebombed Yokohama, Japan. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Tokyo | CPC]
10 Jul 1945

Japan
18 Jul 1945

Japan
20 Jul 1945

Japan
  • HMS Indefatigable joined UK Task Force 37 and US Task Force 38.2 for an attack on the Japanese home islands. On the same day, an US Army B-29 bomber failed to attack the Imperial Palace in Tokyo with a large "Pumpkin" bomb. ww2dbase [Preparations for Invasion of Japan | Imperial Palace Complex | Tokyo | CPC]
29 Jul 1945

Japan
30 Jul 1945

Japan
3 Aug 1945

Japan
8 Aug 1945

Japan
10 Aug 1945

Japan
12 Aug 1945

Japan
13 Aug 1945

Japan
14 Aug 1945

Japan
  • Air Group 87 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga struck Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Tokyo | DS]
  • Korechika Anami practiced kendo for the entire afternoon while he considered the war situation. ww2dbase [Korechika Anami | Tokyo | CPC]
15 Aug 1945

Japan
  • Air Group 87 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga were launched for a strike on Tokyo, Japan, but the mission was aborted while en route due to the Japanese surrender. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Tokyo | DS]
  • Emperor Showa addressed his nation via radio, announcing the end of the war. Meanwhile, the Japanese government informed the Allies its willingness to meet the unconditional surrender terms. In response, the US government ordered all hostilities to cease in Asia. A group of Japanese Army officers made a coup d'état attempt by attacking the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan; it ended in failure. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Imperial Palace Complex | Tokyo | TH]
  • Korechika Anami, as the Army Minister, signed an official document of surrender. He then committed ritual suicide in Kojimachi (now Chiyoda), Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Korechika Anami | Tokyo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1945
Japanese civilians listening to Emperor ShowaJapanese civilians outside the Imperial Palace near the Nijubashi bridges, Tokyo, Japan, 15 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2Japanese civilians outside the Imperial Palace near the Nijubashi bridges, Tokyo, Japan, 15 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2
18 Aug 1945

Japan
  • The last air conflict of WW2 took place over Tokyo, Japan. Two US reconnaissance aircraft were attacked by fighters and flak. One American crewman was killed and two fighters were shot down. ww2dbase [Tokyo | AC]
  • The Japanese Home Ministry secretly sent radio messages to local police chiefs, ordering them to organize comfort women facilities for incoming US occupation troops as an attempt to safeguard Japanese women. On this topic, Prince Fumimaro Konoe told the national police commissioner "Please defend the young women of Japan". ww2dbase [Fumimaro Konoe | Tokyo | CPC]
21 Aug 1945

Japan
  • USS Missouri dispatched a 200-men party to USS Iowa for temporary duty with the initial occupation force for Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Missouri | Tokyo | CPC]
27 Aug 1945

Japan
  • By this date, 1,360 women from Tokyo, Japan had signed up to become comfort women for incoming US occupation troops. Such "Recreation and Amusement Association" houses would be allowed (or, welcomed) by the occupation authority until Jan 1946 when it was realized that 70% of the women were tested positive of syphilis and 50% positive of gonorrhea. Large stocks of penicillin would be imported into Japan in Apr 1946 to combat this man-made epidemic among comfort women and US troops. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
28 Aug 1945

Japan
  • In Japan, an advance guard of 150 US airborne troops landed at Atsuki airfield outside Tokyo; they were the first Allied troops to set foot on the Japanese mainland. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Tokyo | AC]
29 Aug 1945

Japan
  • US troops made an administrative landing near Tokyo, Japan, starting the occupation. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Tokyo | TH]
  • Gregory Boyington was liberated from the Omori Prison Camp in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
31 Aug 1945

Japan
  • Around 1,000 Allied prisoners of war from camps in the Tokyo, Japan area were transferred to hospital ships offshore. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Tokyo | AC]
  • MacArthur established the Supreme Allied Command in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | Tokyo | CPC]
1 Sep 1945

Japan
  • USS Saint Paul arrived in Tokyo Bay, Japan. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Tokyo | CPC]
2 Sep 1945

Japan
  • Japan signed the surrender document aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan. Later on the same day, the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters issued General Order No. 1 written by US Joint Chiefs of Staff, which instructed Japanese forces on matters of surrender. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Missouri | Tokyo | TH, CPC]
  • Conrad Helfrich signed the Japanese instrument of surrender aboard USS Missouri aboard Tokyo Bay in Japan on behalf of the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Conrad Helfrich | Tokyo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Sep 1945
MacArthur and Nimitz aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945. Photo 2 of 3American aircraft fly over USS Missouri after the surrender, photo 1 of 3General Umezu signing the instrument of surrender, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 4Nimitz signing the instrument of surrender, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2
See all photos dated 2 Sep 1945
7 Sep 1945

Japan
  • Subhash Chandra Bose's ashes were brought to Tokyo, Japan by Lieutenant Tatsuo Hayashida. ww2dbase [Subhash Chandra Bose | Tokyo | CPC]
8 Sep 1945

Japan
  • General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Douglas MacArthur | Tokyo | TH]
  • Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo failed in his suicide attempt at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hideki Tojo | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Rama Murti, president of the Tokyo Indian Independence League, received Subhash Chandra Bose's ashes in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Subhash Chandra Bose | Tokyo | CPC]
11 Sep 1945

Japan
12 Sep 1945

Japan
  • Hajime Sugiyama committed suicide by shooting himself four times in the chest with a revolver in his office in Tokyo, Japan. His wife also killed herself. ww2dbase [Hajime Sugiyama | Tokyo | CPC]
13 Sep 1945

Japan
  • US forces took control of Haneda Airfield in Tokyo, Japan and was renamed it Haneda Army Air Base. ww2dbase [Haneda Airfield | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Chikahiko Koizumi committed ritual suicide in Yodobashi Ward, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Chikahiko Koizumi | Tokyo | CPC]
14 Sep 1945

Japan
16 Sep 1945

Japan
18 Sep 1945

Japan
27 Sep 1945

Japan
  • Emperor Showa made a formal visit to the US Embassy to meet General Douglas MacArthur. This was one of ten such visits the Japanese head of state would make. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | Tokyo | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Sep 1945
Douglas MacArthur with Emperor Showa, Tokyo, Japan, 27 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2Douglas MacArthur with Emperor Showa, Tokyo, Japan, 27 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 2
28 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1945
Aerial view of devastated Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan, 28 Sep 1945; note Senso-ji templeTokyo, Japan in ruins, 28 Sep 1945Tokyo, Japan in ruins, 28 Sep 1945; note National Diet BuildingAerial view of the Imperial Palace and neighborhoods to its east, Tokyo, Japan, 28 Sep 1945
1 Oct 1945

Japan
4 Oct 1945

Japan
  • At at a meeting between the Japanese cabinet and the Allied General Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Douglas MacArthur ordered the Japanese government to reconsider the Emperor's status, to release political prisoners, to disband the Special Police, and to repeal repressive laws. At the end of the meeting, Fumimaro Konoe asked MacArthur if the American general had thoughts on the the "constitution" (ie. the make-up) of the new Japanese government under Allied occupation. Imprecise translations at the meeting led Konoe to believe that MacArthur wished the Japanese "Constitution" (ie. the Meiji Constitution) to be reviewed and revised. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | Tokyo | CPC]
9 Oct 1945

Japan
  • Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni resigned as the Prime Minister of Japan after a dispute between his government and the US occupation about the repeal of the 1925 Public Security Preservation Laws, which the Americans viewed as repressive. Kijuro Shidehara would be made the next Prime Minister on the same day. ww2dbase [Naruhiko | Tokyo | CPC]
10 Oct 1945

Japan
  • Japanese communist leaders Kyuichi Tokuda and Yoshio Shiga were freed after spending 18 years in Fuchu Prison in Tokyo, Japan. Before they were allowed outside the prison gate, they briefed the Allied General Headquarters on the party's plans in post war Japan. ww2dbase [Fuchu Prison | Tokyo | CPC]
13 Oct 1945

Japan
  • Japanese Prime Minister Kijuro Shidehara called for an extraordinary cabinet meeting to discuss constitutional revision. The meeting resulted in the decision to form a Constitutional Problems Investigation Committee headed by Joji Matsumoto. This committee would work independent of the constitution revision efforts headed by Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal Fumimaro Konoe. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
1 Nov 1945

Japan
  • The Constitutional Problems Investigations Committee was given exclusive authority over issues regarding the revision of the Japanese Constitution. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
5 Nov 1945

Japan
  • USS Saint Paul departed Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Tokyo | CPC]
6 Nov 1945

Japan
  • Douglas MacArthur officially announced the disbanding of the 17 Japanese zaibatsu vertical monopolies. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | Tokyo | CPC]
12 Nov 1945

Japan
  • Chiaki Matsuda was interrogated by Lieutenant Commander J. A. Field, Jr. in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
19 Jan 1946

Japan
4 Feb 1946

Japan
  • The Government Section of the Allied General Headquarters in Japan officially began the drafting of a new Japanese Constitution, shortly after it had rejected a Japanese proposal. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
13 Feb 1946

Japan
  • The Allied General Headquarters presented the Japanese government the draft of a new Constitution. This draft was heavily influenced by the earlier works by the Constitutional Research Association led by Iwasaburo Takano and Yasuzo Suzuki. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
5 Mar 1946

Japan
  • Iwane Matsui entered Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Iwane Matsui | Tokyo | CPC]
29 Apr 1946

Japan
1 May 1946

Japan
  • Prince Yasuhiko was interrogated at the office of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Yasuhiko | Tokyo | CPC]
7 Aug 1946

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1946
Puyi in Tokyo, Japan, 7 Aug 1946
16 Aug 1946

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu of Fushimi away in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | Tokyo | CPC]
7 Oct 1946

Japan
  • The newly-elected parliament of Japan, which included female representatives, approved the new Japanese Constitution. ww2dbase [Tokyo | CPC]
20 Dec 1946

Japan
  • Radical ethnic Koreans attacked Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan; Yoshida escaped harm. ww2dbase [Shigeru Yoshida | Tokyo | CPC]
4 Jul 1948

Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 1948
MacArthur saluted as he reviewed the American Independence Day parade at the Emperor
12 Nov 1948

Japan Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1948
Former Prime Minister Koki Hirota listening to Sir William Webb of Australia sentencing him to death at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Ichigaya Court, Tokyo, Japan, 12 Nov 1948
18 Nov 1948

Japan
  • Iwane Matsui was sentenced to death by hanging. ww2dbase [Iwane Matsui | Tokyo | CPC]
23 Dec 1948

Japan
  • Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East were executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Tokyo Trial and Other Trials Against Japan | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Hideki Tojo was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hideki Tojo | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Akira Muto was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Akira Muto | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Koki Hirota was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Koki Hirota | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Kenji Doihara was executed at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Kenji Doihara | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Seishiro Itagaki was executed by hanging at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Seishiro Itagaki | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Iwane Matsui was executed by hanging at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Iwane Matsui | Tokyo | CPC]
8 Jan 1949

Japan
  • Yoshijiro Umezu passed away from rectal cancer while in imprisonment in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Yoshijiro Umezu | Tokyo | CPC]
19 Jun 1950

Photo(s) dated 19 Jun 1950
US Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, General Douglas MacArthur, and General Omar Bradley during a review at the Palace Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, 19 Jun 1950
10 Dec 1954

Japan
  • Shigeru Yoshida stepped down as the Prime Minister of Japan after a unfavorable outcome in a vote of no confidence. ww2dbase [Shigeru Yoshida | Tokyo | CPC]
20 Apr 1956

Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1956
Chimpanzee Susie entertaining Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun at the Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan, 20 Apr 1956
4 Oct 1959

Japan
  • Prince Nagahisa was enshrined at the Yosukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Nagahisa | Tokyo | CPC]
3 Aug 1961

Japan
  • Crown Prince Euimin was admitted into the St. Luke's Hospital in Tsukiji, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Yi Un | Tokyo | CPC]
10 May 1962

Japan
8 May 1964

Japan
  • Kichisaburo Nomura passed away at the National Tokyo First Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Kichisaburo Nomura | Tokyo | CPC]
4 Mar 1965

Japan
18 Jul 1965

Japan
5 May 1966

Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was admitted into a hospital in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | Tokyo | CPC]
21 May 1966

Japan
  • Hiroshi Nemoto was discharged from a hospital in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Hiroshi Nemoto | Tokyo | CPC]
24 May 1966

Japan
1 Feb 1969

Japan
  • Morihiro passed away of lung cancer at St. Luke's Medical Center in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Morihiro | Tokyo | CPC]
11 Jan 1982

Japan
  • Jiro Horikoshi passed away from pneumonia in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Jiro Horikoshi | Tokyo | CPC]
22 Sep 1987

Japan
  • Emperor Showa underwent surgery for pancreas problems. The surgeon discovered duodenal cancer, ww2dbase [Showa | Tokyo | CPC]
19 Sep 1988

Japan
  • Emperor Showa collapsed from internal bleeding at the Fukiage Palace in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Showa | Tokyo | CPC]
7 Jan 1989

Japan
  • Emperor Showa of Japan passed away at the Fukiage Palace in Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Showa | Tokyo | CPC]
20 Jan 1990

Japan
  • Naruhiko passed away in Tokyo, Japan from heart failure. ww2dbase [Naruhiko | Tokyo | CPC]
11 Feb 2000

Photo(s) dated 11 Feb 2000
Battleship MutsuBattleship Mutsu
6 Aug 2005

Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 2005
46-cm high explosive shell manufactured for use with Yamato-class battleships, Yushukan Museum on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 6 Aug 200546-cm Type 94 armor piercing shell manufactured for use with Yamato-class battleships, Yushukan Museum on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 6 Aug 2005Japanese Type 3 8cm anti-aircraft gun on display at the Yushukan Museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 6 Aug 2005; note shell for Yamato-class battleships in backgroundJapanese Type 88 75mm anti-aircraft gun on display at the Yushukan Museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 6 Aug 2005; note Type 95 Ha-Go tank in background
9 Dec 2007

Photo(s) dated 9 Dec 2007
The main shrine of the Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 9 Dec 2007
10 Jun 2008

Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 2008
Museum ship Soya at Museum of the Maritime Science, Tokyo, Japan, 10 Jun 2008
7 Sep 2009

Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 2009
The main shrine of the Yasukuni Shrine seen through a torii gate, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009Stone marker with words Statue of Omura Masujiro on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009
See all photos dated 7 Sep 2009

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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