Military History/Emperor of Japan


Was the Emperor of Japan on the deck of the USS Missouri when the Japanese signed the surrender agreement to end the war with US?Thank You, John Ray

Dear John,
        No, Emperor Hirohito wasn't there. The following Japanese officials were present:

*Acting and signing on behalf of Emperor Hirohito and of the Japanese Government-Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu.

*Acting and signing on behalf of the Imperial General Headquarters-General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff.

Major General Yatsuji Nagai-Army
Katsuo Okazaki-Foreign Ministry
Rear Admiral Tadatoshi Tomioka-Navy
Toshikazu Kase-Foreign Ministry
Lt. General Suichi Miyakazi-Army
Rear Admiral Ichiro Yokoyama-Navy
Saburo Ota-Foreign Ministry
Capt. Katsuo Shiba-Navy
Colonel Kaziyi Sugita-Army

May God Bless-Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard  

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