Jubiliant Koreans welcome US troops entering Keijo (now Seoul) on 9 September 1945. The surrender ceremony held in the throne room of the Government House building in Keijo ended forty years of Japanese domination in Korea. The American representatives, Major-General JR Hodge and Admiral TC Kinkaid who signed on behalf of the allies, sat with their staff officers opposite the Japanese signatories. On the Japanese side of the table were the Japanese Governor General of Korea, Nobiuki Abe; the Japanese Army Commander in Korea,Yoshio Sozuki and the Japanese Naval Officer commanding Imperial naval forces in Korea, Gisaburo Yamagughi.
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