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Occupied Japan ceramics and other collectibles made news in Japan over the summer. An Occupied Japan exhibit was set up in Tokyo by Shoko Tanaka of the Occupied Japan Club. The traveling exhibit surprised visitors who did not realize so many different things were made in Japan during the postwar years, when the Allies occupied Japan. (The marks, "Made in Occupied Japan" and "Occupied Japan," were used from 1947 to 1952.) Newsweek Japan published an article about the exhibit titled "What is 'Occupied Japan'?" It included pictures. Next year Shoko is planning an exhibit of paper OJ items in Mino, Japan, which has a long history of paper-making. The OJ Club has members in 26 states, Canada, and Japan. To learn more about the club, contact Shoko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Current prices for Occupied Japan pieces can be found at

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Photo: | The O.J. Club

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