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

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  • Former Philippine leader arrested in Japan

    7 September 1945. José P. Laurel, president of the Japanese-sponsored Philippine Republic, is arrested by the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Japan along with other members of his cabinet. They are initially held in a Japanese prison in Yokohama and later transferred to Sugamo Prison in Tokyo. They will be returned to the Philippines in July 1946. Though charged with treason, Laurel will be freed as part of a general amnesty before the conclusion of his trial. He later returns to Philippine politics as a presidential candidate in 1949 and member of the senate from 1951.

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