United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands

Military occupation
E-Pennant 1952–1972 Flag of Japan
Flag of Okinawa
Map of the Ryukyu Islands
Status Military occupation
April 1, 1945 Battle of Okinawa
April 28, 1952Treaty of San Francisco
December 15, 1950Ryukyu under U.S. civil administration
April 1, 1951Ryukyu, nominally part of Japan, under U.S. administration.
December 25, 1953Amami Oshima Island group restored to Japan
November 21, 1967Ryukyu Islands restored to Japan, except Okinawa
May 14, 1972Control of Okinawa returned to Japan
CurrencyU.S. dollar
E-Pennant Occupied Japan Japan Flag of Japan
Okinawa Flag of Okinawa

The United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands (1952-1972) was a continuation of the Occupied Japan in the Ryukyu Islands. The civilian affairs of the islands was handled by the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands.


Japanese Polities


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