RS077B Katsuo Okazaki
Okazaki was born on 10 July 1897 in Kanagawa, Japan. He was the 10th son of Yasunosuke Okazaki. He studied law at the University of Tokyo and then joined the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On 2 September 1945 Okazaki was present as part of the Japanese delegation on board USS Missouri for the signing of the treaty of surrender in 1945. We have him depicted here carrying his briefcase as he did on that eventful day.