G.I. Life in Postwar Japan

Autumn 2002, Volume 15 #1

The U.S. occupied Japan from 1945 to 1952. There was only a skeleton military crew and the project was underfunded. The article says that this helped lead to the Korean war. A black market involved U.S. soldiers. There was little military training for those assigned there. The soldiers took part in parades, inspections and guard duty.

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