End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • First postwar Japanese cabinet resigns

    9 October. The Higashikuni cabinet that was formed one day after the Japanese surrender comes to an end. Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni resigns after a dispute with the American occupation forces over the repeal of the 1925 Peace Preservation Law. A new government is formed by the prewar diplomat Shidehara Kijūrō.

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    Japanese Cabinet prior to their mass resignation