Attached is a light and breezy account of American occupied Tokyo as reported by a society magazine:
"Regardless of the festivities, the War Crimes Trials proceed as usual and the accused sit with earphones listening intently as the defense presents the China Phase."
"Japan seems to be striving toward Democracy, their interest in government affairs has broadened, and the voting in the national elections showed their arousal."
The image above depicts the Imperial Hotel. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1923 and it was able to withstand all the earthquakes and bombers that God and the Americans threw its way. During the post-war era it was a popular gathering spot for Americans in that city. As soon as the U.S. occupation ended, the Japanese destroyed the building.
Click here to read a YANK article about the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo.
Should you like to read how the city of Kyoto fared during the Second World War, click here.
Articles about the daily hardships in post-war Germany can be read by clicking here.
Click here to read about August 28, 1945 - the day the occupation began.