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Two significant events for this September 26th in 1945. The first being General MacArthur’s meeting with Emperor Hirohito, MacArthur’s first since being appointed head of the Allied Occupation of Japan. A meeting that was strictly formal and, judging by the official U.S. Army photo op – terse.
The second being an allied landing party heading into mainland China to facilitate surrender terms and the disarming of remaining Japanese troops. It was unclear if there would be resistance, so the U.S. staged a full-on invasion force to make sure things went smoothly.
And those were the significant events to take place on this particular September 26th in 1945. Post World War 2, but a lot of cleaning up to do.
Reported via NBC Radio bulletins.
- Japan surrenders – History.com This Day in History – 9/2/1945 (worldhistoryreview.org)
- HIROHITO…The Cunning Emperor (ericpgranada.wordpress.com)
- How MacArthur Shaped Post-War Japan (realclearpolitics.com)