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United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands

The United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands (琉球列島米国軍政府, Ryūkyū-rettō Beikoku Gunseifu), or "USMGR", was the government in Okinawa, Japan from 1945 to 1950, whereupon it was replaced by the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands (USCAR).[1]

United States Military Administration of the Ryukyu Islands

琉球列島米国軍政府
(Ryūkyū-rettō Beikoku Gunseifu)
Coat of arms of Ryukyu Islands
Coat of arms
Location of the Ryukyu Islands (shaded red) in the East China Sea.
Location of the Ryukyu Islands (shaded red)
in the East China Sea.
StatusMilitary occupation
CapitalNaha
Common languagesJapanese
Ryukyuan
English
GovernmentMilitary occupation
U.S. President 
• 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt (first)
• 1945–1950
Harry S. Truman (last)
Governor 
• 1945
LTG Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (first)
• 1950
MG Robert S. Beightler (last)
Historical eraCold War
April 1 – June 21 1945
• Founding of USCAoR
December 15 1950
CurrencyA Yen (to July 1948)
B yen (July 1948–Sep 1958)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Empire of Japan
United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands

Government systemEdit

The government was headed by the military governor (軍政長官, Gunsei Chōkan) and his second-in-command, the Chief Military Government Officer (軍政府長官, Gunsei-fu Chōkan). They were assisted by the Deputy Commander of the Military Government (軍政府副長官, Gunsei-fu Fuku-chōkan).[2]

GovernorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Records of U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II". National Archives. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. 1995. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 260.12 Records of the U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands (USCAR) 1945-72
  2. ^ ja:琉球列島米国軍政府