Occupation of Japan: Policy and Progress

Occupation of Japan: Policy and Progress

Occupation of Japan: Policy and Progress

Occupation of Japan: Policy and Progress

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The policy which has guided and determined the actions of the occupying powers in Japan has from its beginning been the product of collaboration and cooperation between the United States and other nations which were involved in the war in the Pacific.

1. Cairo Conference and Declaration

The first step in the building of this policy for Japan was taken at Cairo in November 1943. Having driven the Wehrmacht from North Africa and Sicily, the Allied military forces were then pressing the Germans north of Naples; on the Eastern Front, the Wehrmacht had been driven from the Caucasus back to Kiev in the Ukraine; in the Pacific, the Allies (excluding the U. S. S. R., which was . . .

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