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National Institute for Defense Studies Military Archives: Institution Main

防衛省防衛研究所史料閲覧室

Overview

About National Institute for Defense Studies:

The National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) holds historical documents related to the Imperial Army and Navy.  These documents are useful to understand Japan’s military history. After Japan's surrender in 1945, most of the documents were destroyed, and some were scattered. Many of the papers that survived were taken by the Allied Occupation Forces and are held in the US National Archives. In April 1958, following extensive negotiations with the United States the documents in this collection were finally returned to Japan. 

Institution

Institution:
National Institute for Defense Studies 
Founded:
1952
Type:
governmental agency
Location:
Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Resources & Facilities

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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