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Asian Studies: Japan

Japan: U.S. Naval Technical Mission,

1945-1946

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1945-1946

Content

10,964 images

Product Number

16381513

Product Code

GDSC-270

The U.S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan was established on 14 August 1945. The purpose

of the mission was to survey Japanese scientific and technological developments of interest

to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the Japanese islands of Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu,

Hokkaido; China; and parts of Korea. The enterprise entailed the seizure of intelligence

material, its examination, the interrogation of personnel, and ultimately the preparation of

reports whichwould appraise the technological status of Japanese industry and the Japanese

navy. During the period of operation a total of 655 officers and men served the organization

and 185 individual reports were published.

Original Microform Title: Reports of the U.S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan, 1945-1946

Records of the Far Eastern Commission,

1945-1952

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1945-1952

Content

187,990 images

Product Number

16232655

Product Code

GDSC-200

Representing the Allied Powers led by the US, the UK, China, and the USSR, the Far Eastern

Commission (FEC) was the top-level policy formulating body with regard to the occupation of

Japan and the implementation of the terms of surrender of Japan stipulated by the Potsdam

Declaration. The FEC was dismantled following the Japanese Peace Treaty of September 8,

1951. The present collection consists of mimeographedminutes, memoranda, reports, laws,

and proclamations that document all the activities of the multinational FEC, which oversaw

the postwar governing and reconstruction of Japan.

Original Microform Title: Records of the Far Eastern Commission, 1945–1952