2 October 1945. While formally surrendering to the first official Allied representative to arrive in the city, a Dutch naval captain, the senior Japanese commander in Surabaya supports the Republicans. He thus orders his forces to hand over their remaining weapons to the Indonesians. Five days later, Japanese forces in Yogyakarta surrender to local Republican authorities.
2 October 1945. The Philippine Congress is poised to pass a government budget that includes back pay to its members from the time they were elected (November 1941), even though they did not serve during the war years. The public is disgusted with the selfish act. On the same day, D.L. Ballantyne of Chase Bank arrives in Manila as Special Bank Advisor to President Osmeña. He establishes a devaluation schedule for the Japanese occupation notes widely known as ‘Mickey Mouse’ money.