Alien residents of Japan

By nationality, and by period and place of birth, 1974

Koreans, Chinese, and Americans / Pre-Occupation, Occupation, Post-Occupation)

By William Wetherall

First posted 1 September 2010
Last updated 15 September 2010


The periods center on the Allied Occupation of Japan after World War II. The Occupation began on 2 September 1945 and ended on 28 April 1952. 2 September 1945 marks the day Japan surrendered and lost its sovereignty. During this period Japan's sovereignty was in the hands of SCAP. The dates marking the beginning and the end of the Occupation are