Allied Council for Japan

(redirected from Occupation of Japan)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Allied Council for Japan


the Allied council created pursuant to a decision made in December 1945 at the Moscow Foreign Ministers’ Conference, which brought together representatives of the USSR, the USA, and Great Britain.

The Allied Council for Japan was designed to be an advisory body attached to the American supreme commander of the Allied occupation forces in Japan “for the purpose of consulting with and advising the Supreme Commander in regard to the implementation of the terms of surrender, occupation, and control of Japan.” The membership of the council consisted of the supreme commander, who was chairman and the member from the USA, and members from the USSR, China, and Great Britain; the British member also represented Australia, New Zealand, and India. The council’s seat was in Tokyo. If a member of the council disagreed with the implementation of policy decisions of the Far Eastern Commission on questions of a fundamental nature, the supreme commander was to withhold the issuance of orders pending agreement thereon in the Far Eastern Commission.

Initially, the Allied Council for Japan, primarily because of vigorous actions by the representative of the USSR, played no little role in the demilitarization of Japan, the breaking up of the zaibatsu (large business concerns), and the implementation of land reform. The council member from the USSR advocated strict adherence to the principles of the Potsdam Declaration of 1945 and to the decisions of the Moscow Foreign Ministers’ Conference and Far Eastern Commission; he also opposed the supreme commander’s infringements of the democratic rights of the Japanese people.

The Allied Council for Japan met in more than 160 sessions. In April 1952, as the Peace Treaty of San Francisco of 1951 came into force, the USA unilaterally terminated the council’s activities.


References in periodicals archive ?
Prime Minister Yoshida, at the time of the occupation of Japan, made a decision on simply developing the economy and totally depending upon US for protecting Japan.
Remarkably, however, the way America handled the seven-year occupation of Japan that followed led to the two countries becoming warm and devoted friends, which they remain today.
Men were handpicked beginning in May 1945 for the Honor Guard, during the closing months of World War II and throughout the Allied Occupation of Japan, according to macarthurmemorial.
These islands were once controlled by the United States as part of its post-World War II occupation of Japan and only returned to Japanese administrative control with the reversion of Okinawa in 1971.
He served in the occupation of Japan, the Korean War.
He served in the regular Army in the Occupation of Japan under General Douglas MacArthur.
Seymour Morris argues that the huge success of the allied occupation of Japan was primarily due to the enlightened and powerful leadership of one man, General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964).
In connecting the mixed-race child in Asia to US intervention abroad, Buck's portrayal of the child is necessarily a commentary on a key moment of US post--World War II empire building in the US occupation of Japan.
The US occupation of Japan during 1945-52 was highly attuned to the scope and strength of Japanese state institutions.
EMPEROR (12A) BASED on His Majesty''s Salvation by Shiro Okamoto, Emperor is a wartime drama set during the occupation of Japan by Allied forces at the tail end of the Second World War.
A Japanese politician has risked international condemnation by claiming American troops used local women as prostitutes during the US occupation of Japan after World War II.
After Japan's defeat in 1945, the Islands came under US Occupation of Japan until 1951, and then under UN Trusteeship with the United States as its sole administrator until 1972.