Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Japanese Instrument of Surrender


Related Topics
WW2

In the News (Sun 21 Apr 19)

  
  Japanese Instrument of Surrender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Instrument of Surrender of Japan was the armistice ending World War II.
Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese Government.
The instrument was first signed by the Japanese foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu "By Command and on behalf of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Government" and then Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu "By Command and on behalf of the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters" at 9:04 a.m.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_Instrument_of_Surrender   (637 words)

  
 Surrender of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine." As had been announced in the Cairo Declaration in 1943, Japan was to be stripped of her pre-war empire, including Korea and Taiwan, as well as all her recent conquests.
It was to spare the Japanese from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam.
The senior leadership of the Japanese Army took the news in stride, grossly underestimating the scale of the attack.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surrender_of_Japan   (4798 words)

  
 Political status of Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japan surrendered it in 1945 at the end of World War II after 50 years of colonial rule, and it became a province of the Republic of China (ROC).
Furthermore, they point out that the Instrument of Surrender of Japan was no more than an armistice, a Modus Vivendi in nature, which served as a temporary or provisional agreement that would be replaced with a peace treaty.
In this sense, the ROC government currently administrating Taiwan is not the same ROC which accepted Japanese surrender because the ruling authorities were given popular mandate by different pools of constituencies: one is the mainland Chinese electorate, the other is the Taiwanese constituencies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_status_of_Taiwan   (6414 words)

  
 The Surrender of Japanese Forces in the China Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Because the surrender of Japan is alleged by China to be the event transferring sovereignty of Formosa to China, an examination of the events surrounding the surrender and the Act of Surrender is warranted.
The memorandum contained measures to be taken to effectuate the surrender of Japanese forces, and assigned the responsibility for accepting the surrender amongst fifteen Chinese generals.
China’s claim that by accepting the surrender of Japanese forces on Formosa, Chiang’s forces had acquired sovereignty over the island for China is severely weakened by the fact that she does not make a claim for Indochina based on the same principle.
www.taiwandocuments.org /japansurrender.htm   (3481 words)

  
 Instrument of Surrender of Japanese Forces
We hereby proclaim the unconditional surrender to the Allied Powers of the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters and of all Japanese armed forces and all armed forces under the Japanese control wherever situated.
We hereby command the Japanese Imperial Headquarters to issue at once orders to the Commanders of all Japanese forces and all forces under Japanese control wherever situated to surrender unconditionally themselves and all forces under their control.
We hereby command the Japanese Imperial Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters at once to liberate all allied prisoners of war and civilian internees now under Japanese control and to provide for their protection, care, maintenance and immediate transportation to places as directed.
www.stelzriede.com /ms/html/sub/mshwisur.htm   (325 words)

  
 World War Two
Although the Japanese continued to lose battles with Allied forces and the strength of their air and naval forces severely reduced, the Supreme War Council refused U.S demands for unconditional surrender and prepared to continue the fight.
The Japanese officially surrendered on August 15, 1945 and Truman announced Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces.
There was valid concern and belief among American officials the Japanese resolve to defend their motherland would be greater than what occurred in Okinawa where it took almost three months to subdue the defenders.
www.signalalpha.com /html/world_war_two.html   (1612 words)

  
 Asian Regional Reviews
Following the official surrender of Imperialist Japan on the USS Missouri in September 1945, the ensuing choatic weeks following the taking of the Japanese troop surrender in East Asia were being significantly compounded by the Soviet looting of factories in the Japanese puppet-state of Manchukuo in Northeast China.
In the power vacuum left by the Japanese military surrender and the late Soviet entrance into the Far East theatre, the Chinese Communist Party was able to broadly widen their growing peasant revolution with Comrade Stalin's blessings during the looming turmoil of Chinese civil war.
However, in the Chinese translation of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender of Formosa, the ROC retrocession or "reoccupation" of Taiwan, failed to note the joint occupational role of the USA.
www.faoa.org /journal/asia1201.html   (1988 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Occupied Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sixteen Japanese left for Manila on August 19th to meet MacArthur and be briefed on his plans for the Occupation: on the 28th, 150 American personnel flew to Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, and became the first American troops to land on Japanese soil.
On September 2, Japan formally surrendered, signing the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, and the Occupation formally began.
In February of 1947, Japan's workers were ready to call a general strike in an attempt to take over their factories, but MacArthur warned that he would not allow such a strike to take place, and the unions eventually relented, making them lose face and effectively quieting them for the remainder of the occupation.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Occupied_Japan   (965 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Second Instrument of Surrender Document
Acting by command of and in behalf of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese Imperial Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, We hereby surrender unconditionally to the Commanding General, United States Army Forces, Western Pacific, all Japanese and Japanese-controlled armed forces, air, sea, ground and auxiliary, in the Philippine Islands.
We hereby command all Japanese forces wherever situated in the Philippine Islands to cease hostilities forthwith, to preserve and save from damage all ships, aircraft, and military and civil property, and to comply with all requirements which may be imposed by the Commanding General, United States Army Forces, Western Pacific, or his authorized representatives.
We hereby direct the commanders of all Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands to issue at once to all forces under their command to surrender unconditionally themselves and all forces under their control, as prisoners of war, to the nearest United States Force Commander.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/wwii/j6.htm   (387 words)

  
 Ships present in Tokyo Bay
The formal surrender of the Japanese Imperial Government, the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and all Japanese and Japanese-controlled armed forces wherever located, was signed aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) at 0908 on 2 September 1945.
The General Order, which was to be issued through the Japanese Government, called upon all commanders in Japan and abroad to lay down their arms, cease hostilities at once, and to remain in their present locations, and it required that all Japanese except the police force in the main islands of Japan be disarmed.
Simultaneously with the formal surrender of the Empire of Japan on 2 September, the title of Commander Allied Naval Forces Southwest Pacific Area was abolished, and all naval forces thereunder, except United States vessels, passed to British Control.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq69-1.htm   (1628 words)

  
 The Japanese Surrender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The official Instrument of Surrender was signed by the Japanese on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri as it was anchored in Tokyo Bay.
The first Pacific Japanese garrison to surrender was that at Mille Atoll, in the southeastern Marshall Islands, August 22 on board the Destroyer Escort USS Levy DE 162.
USS Amick DE 168 accepted the surrender of the Northern Palau Islands in the Caroline Islands and the Japanese surrendered Rota, Marianas, in a ceremony aboard USS Heylinger DE 510 on September 2.
www.desausa.org /Stories/japanese_surrender.htm   (455 words)

  
 Featured Document: Japanese Surrender Document
On September 2, 1945, the Japanese representatives signed the official Instrument of Surrender, prepared by the War Department and approved by President Truman.
That morning, on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the Japanese envoys Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu signed their names on the Instrument of Surrender.
He accepted the Japanese surrender "for the United States, Republic of China, United Kingdom, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and in the interests of the other United Nations at war with Japan."
archives.gov /exhibits/featured_documents/japanese_surrender_document   (284 words)

  
 WWII Photographs
General Hsu Yung-Ch'ang representing the Republic of China is shown signing the Japanese copy of the Instrument of Surrender.
General Sir Thomas Blamey representing the Commonwealth of Australia is shown signing the Japanese copy of the Instrument of Surrender.
Admiral C. Helfrich for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is shown signing the Allied copy of the Instrument of Surrender.
www.freedomdocuments.com /fithian.html   (704 words)

  
 The Japanese Surrender Documents - Wwii:Translation of Foreign Minister Shiegemitsu's credentials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We hereby command all Japanese forces wherever situated andthe Japanese people to cease hostilites forthwith, to preserveand save from damage all ships, aircraft, and military and civilproperty and to comply with all requirements which my be imposedby the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers or by agencies ofthe Japanese Government at his direction.
We hereby command all Japanese forces wherever situated inthe Philippine Islands to cease hostilities forthwith, to preserveand save from damage all ships, aircraft, and military and civilproperty, and to comply with all requirements which may be imposedby the Commanding General, United States Army Forces, WesternPacific, or his authorized representatives.
We hereby command all Japanese forces wherever situatedand the Japanese people to cease hostilites forthwith, to preserveand save from damage all ships, aircraft, and military and civilproperty and to comply with all requirements which my be imposedby the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers or by agencies ofthe Japanese Government at his direction.
www.10money.com /library/jap_surr.htm   (2090 words)

  
 BBC - WW2 People's War - Instrument of Surrender of the Japanese
After it I was given a copy of the Instrument of Surrender of the Japanese.
We herby command the Japanese Imperial Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters at once to liberate all allied prisoners of war and civilian internees now under Japanese control and to provide for their protection, care, maintenance and immediate transportation to places as directed.
The authority of the Emperor and the Japanese Commander to rule the state shall be subject to the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers who will take such steps as he deems proper to effectuate these terms of surrender.
www.bbc.co.uk /ww2peopleswar/stories/50/a7391450.shtml   (569 words)

  
 Japanese Instrument of Surrender - Formal end of World War II.
Japanese Instrument of Surrender - Formal end of World War II The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed by the last Japanese representative at 9:04 AM on September 2, 1945, known as VJ day to Allied forces.
He accepted the Japanese surrender "for the United States, Republic of China, United Kingdom, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and in the interests of the other United Nations at war with Japan." It marked the formal end of World War II.
The opening paragraph illustrates the importance attached to the Japanese Emperor, while the second gets to the heart of the matter by declaring the unconditional surrender of Japan.
www.japan-101.com /history/japanese_instrument_of_surrender.htm   (522 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Unfortunately, these efforts in the interest of peace having failed, the Japanese Government in conformity with the august wish of His Majesty to restore the general peace and desiring to put an end to the untold sufferings entailed by war as quickly as possible, have decided upon the following.
His Majesty the Emperor is prepared to authorize and ensure the signature by his Government and the Imperial General Headquarters of the necessary terms for carrying out the provision of the Potsdam declaration.
YOSHIO SOZUKI Senior Japanese commander of all Japanese ground and air forces in Korea south of 38 north latitude.
history.acusd.edu /cdr2/BYRD/DECLARAT/JAP_SURR.TXT   (2785 words)

  
 The Failure of the Tokyo Trial
Akira Muto: Deputy Chief of Staff of Japanese Central China Army, responsible for the Rape of Nanking and atrocities in Indonesia.
In fact, why the Japanese surrender procrastinated so long as it did until August 15, 1945, it was chiefly due to Hirohito's dictatorship.
Ishii Shiro, former commander of Japanese biological warfare Unit 73 1, that he and all members of Unit 731 were to be exonerated from war crimes in exchange for data they had acquired through human experimentation of many thousands of Chinese, Koreans, Soviets, and even U.S. POWs.
www.centurychina.com /wiihist/japdeny/tokyo_trial.html   (3029 words)

  
 1945 Japanese Surrender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
WHEREAS the terms of surrender were, on the 2d day of September 1945 as given by the United States, the Republic of China, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union of Socialist Republics and other allied powers, accepted by the Imperial Japanese Government, and
Instrument of Surrender of Japanese Forces Under the Command or Control of the Supreme Commander, Japanese Expeditionary Forces, Southern Regions, Within the Operational Theatre of the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia
(a) the Instrument of Surrender signed by the Japanese plenipotentiaries by command and on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters at Toyko on 2 September, 1945;
www.canadahistory.com /sections/documents/japanesesurrender.htm   (1977 words)

  
 BBC - WW2 People's War - Japanese Instrument of Surrender - Rangoon 1945
On the 18th September 1945 Sergeant Alfred Bates, of the Indian Army Corps of Clerks, (IACC) who was based in Rangoon, spent the afternoon and until 2.am that evening typing the final draft of the Instrument of Surrender by the Japanese, which would end the 2nd World War.
He believes a copy of the Instrument of Surrender is held in the British War Museum, London.
In 1945 Alf was 23 years old and had been in the Army from the age of 16, and until he joined the army lived in Derby.
www.bbc.co.uk /ww2peopleswar/stories/96/a7343796.shtml   (592 words)

  
 ROY W. CARDEN COLLECTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
1) during Wold War I and a copy of the Instrument of Surrender signed by the Allied powers and the Japanese on September 2, 1945 ending World War II.
Japanese Instrument of Surrender (photocopy), September 2, 1945
Japanese Instrument of Surrender, September 2, 1945: 1-5
cass.etsu.edu /archives/afindaid/a487.html   (516 words)

  
 Information Connection: Japanese Surrender, World War II
We hereby direct the commanders of all Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands to issue at once to all forces under their command to surrender unconditionally themselves and all forces undertheir control, as prisoners of war, to the nearest United States Force Commander.
We hereby direct the commanders of all Japanese forcesin the Philippine Islands to surrender intact and in good order to the nearest United States Army Force Commander, at times andat places directed by him, all equipment and supplies of whatevernature under their control.
We hereby command the Japanese Imperial Headquarters to issue at once orders to the Commanders of all Japanese forces andall forces under Japanese control wherever situated to surrender unconditionally themselves and all forces under their control.
www.mindconnection.com /library/history/japanesesurrender.htm   (2054 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We do hereby authorise Mamoru Shigemitsu, Zyosanmi, First Class of the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun to attach his signature by command and in behalf of Ourselves and Our Government unto the Instrument of Surrender which is required by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers to be signed.
We hereby command the Japanese Imperial Headquarters to issue at once orders to the Commanders of all Japanese forces and all forces under Japanese control wherever situated to surrender un- conditionally themselves and all forces under their control.
The authority of the Emperor and the Japanese Government to rule the state shall be subject to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers who will take such steps as he deems proper to ef- fectuate these terms of surrender.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /gopher/text/historical/japanese-surrender   (1663 words)

  
 Yoshijiro Umezu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Graduated from the Military Academy in 1903 and served in the Russo-Japanese War (1904).
He was a reluctant participant in the signing of the Japanese instrument of surrender aboard the USS Missouri.
In October, he served as a military advisor to the government, leaving active service for the reserves in November.
www.ussmissouri.com /surrender/umezu.htm   (232 words)

  
 The History Guy: Japanese Surrender Documents of World War 2 (1945)
Following the Atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan surrendered to the forces of the United Nations, led by the United States.
and to the formal instrument of surrender of the Japanese Imperial
Instrument of Surrender and the orders herein above referred to.
www.historyguy.com /japanese_surrender_doc.htm   (3027 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.