"On Tuesday, August 28 (Tokyo time), the Japs got their first taste of the ignominy of surrender... The occupation forces were ordered to go ashore much as they regularly did in amphibious operations - with full combat equipment and battle dress, across beaches and onto docks. No chances were to be taken. For good measure, an air umbrella of at least 1,200 planes from carriers would hover above the landing forces for protection against possible treachery... While the amphibious landings are beginning to the south, the first large airborne landings are made with about 150 four-engined C-54 transports and 150 Liberators converted to troop carriers from Okinawa bases, and about 50 other transports from Iwo Jima."
Click here to read about General MacArthur's leadership in Occupied Japan.
The plans to occupy Japan began in the Fall of 1944 - click here to read about it
Four years after the Pearl Harbor attack, a Japanese newspaper editorial expressed deep regret for Japan's aggressiveness in the Second World War, click here to read about it...