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Did the Japanese treat the first occupation soldiers who arrived after World War 2 ended with resistance or violence?

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July 15, 2015 6:44PM

Wendy, There was virtually no resistance. Once the Emperor himself had ordered surrender people accepted it. Of course they were not happy about it but given that the country was in ruins and they were on the verge of starvation they quickly found peace to be highly preferable to war. As they came to understand that the American occupiers were not there to enslave or humiliate them (as their own troops had done to so many other peoples) but to help them rebuild they became very cooperative and even grateful. Michael Montagne