United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands

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United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands
Military occupation

1945–1950


Flag

Location of the Ryukyu Islands (shaded red)
in the East China Sea.
Capital Not specified
Languages Japanese
Ryukyuan
English
Political structure Military occupation
Historical era Cold War
 -  Battle of Okinawa April 1, 1945
 -  Founding of USCAR December 15, 1950
Currency A Yen (to July 1948)
B yen (July 1948 – Sep 1958)

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

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]

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