chapter  13
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Japan's unconditional surrender to the United Nations l in 1945 did not prevent it from enduring an invasion and an occupation of the Home Islands by its enemies, albeit that the incursion was peaceful. General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Japan in early September with an advanced force that ultimately would reach several hundred thousand men and women. Most of the members of this army of occupation consisted of ordinary personnel, garrison troops, interpreters, medics, supply and ordnance people, etc.