On V-J Day, US President Harry Truman appointed General Douglas Mac Arthur as Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP), to supervise the occupation of Japan.
No Allied personnel were to eat the scarce Japanese food.
Flying the Hinomaru or "Rising Sun" flag was initially severely restricted (although individuals and prefectural offices could apply for permission to fly it).
This restriction was partially lifted in 1948 and completely lifted the following year.
On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered with the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender.
Japan surrendered to the Allies on August 14, 1945, when the Japanese government notified the Allies that it had accepted the Potsdam Declaration.
On the following day, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's unconditional surrender on the radio (the Gyokuon-hōsō).
Even with these measures, millions of people were still on the brink of starvation for several years after the surrender.
The US government encouraged democratic reform in Japan, and while it sent billions of dollars in food aid, this was dwarfed by the occupation costs it imposed on the struggling Japanese administration.
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