Preliminary Japanese POW Camp List

Listing of All Known POW Camps in Japan

(Developed for War Crimes Trials Proceedings)

Original Source: SCAP Legal Files, RG 331, Box 1321

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Please read the definition of Japanese words and Key Codes for each camp location. See also CODE LIST (xls file).
* = name of private company using men as slaves (usually a dispatch camp, "#xx-D")
Abbreviations used in camp reports and rosters

LIST OF POW CAMPS IN JAPAN (List 1)

HAKODATE -- SENDAI -- TOKYO -- NAGOYA -- OSAKA -- HIROSHIMA -- FUKUOKA

NOTE: This is a catch-all list that Roger Mansell had put together to try to include all the camp names and designations he had come across at the National Archives, designations which were not necessarily the same number as the camp, making it very difficult finding the correct camp number. He continued adding corrections and notations (in red or in brackets).
However, this list has not been maintained on a regular basis. The Alphabetical listing of camps in Japan proper is also not maintained.
For a more organized and easier to use camp list, please see our Site Map or the Camp Group Chart or List 2.


HAKODATE COMMAND CAMP GROUP (Chronological history)

Hax- xx OVERVIEW of the 5 Hakodate POW Camps
Ha-1 Hakodate Camps General Information
Ha-1 Hakodate Base Main Cp [Bibai Machi, Sorachi Gun - Mitsui]
Ha-x Hakodate #1B Ashibetsu Cho (Rosters)
HA-x Hakodate #2-B- Originally at Iwate became Tokyo 6 then Sendai #4
Ha-x Hakodate #2- AKAHIRA Also external link
Ha-2 Bibai
Ha-3 Ashibetsu 4-B Hakodate #4 [Jisakuno Mining]
Ha-4 Akahira 2-B [Akahiro Cho, Sorachi Gun - Mitsui Mines]
Ha-5 Utashinai #3-B [Utashunai] [same as Hakodate #3]
Ha-6 Sorachi-Gun #4-B See Hakodate #4
Ha-7 Kamiiso #1-D
Ha-8 Ohasi #2-D
Ha-9 Muroran
Ha-10 Yakuma
Ha-11 Otaru (Temiya Stadium)
Ha-151 Sapporo, Hokkaido, (MP Prison)
Ha-152 Sapporo, Hokkaido, (Northern Army Hqs)

Master List- All POWS on Hokkaido
MAP showing all camps in Hakodate (Hokkaido Island) POW Command


SENDAI COMMAND CAMP GROUP (Chronological history)

Se-1 Sendai Base Camp
Se-1 Kurezawajira Base Hqs
Se-xx Sendai #1 Joban Coal Iwaki- Formerly Tokyo #4
Se-2 Yumoto #1-B
Se-2 Taira (Yumoto) 1-B
Se-2 Sendai Camp #2 Furukawa*
Se-3 Yoshima #2-B
Se-3 Mura 2-B (Yoshima)
Se-4 Hosakura #3-B- Same as Sendai #3 and Tokyo #4
Se-xx Sendai Camp #3-Hosakura mine
Se-4 Uguisuzawa #3-B- Same as Sendai #3
Se-4 Kurihara 3-B
Se-xx Sendai Camp #4 - Ohashi
Se-xx Kamaishi -same as Iwate Sendai 4, Tokyo 6 and Hakodate 2
Se-5 Sendai #5 Kamaichi -Formerly Tokyo 3-B
Se-5 Katsushi #4-B
Se-5 Ohasi #4-B (See N-78) [Sen-04B-Ohashi]
[Se-6 Kamaishi 5-B Formerly Tokyo 3-B]??
Se-6 Sendai Camp #6 HANAWA
Se-7 Hanawa #6-B [includes Link to experience of POW]
Se-7B Sendai Camp #7 HANAOKA Fujita*
Se-7 Osarusawa #6-B
Se-8 Hanaoka #7-B Odate [became Sendai #7]
Se-8 Odate (Hanaoka) [possibly also known as 7-B]
Se-9 Kosaka #8-B
Se-xxx Sendai #8 Kosaka 8B Fujita* [Copper Mining]
Se-9 Sendai #9 - formerly Tokyo #22 [location only]
Se-10 Sendai #10 - Iwate (Tohuku Denki)
Se-11 Wakasennin #10-B
Se-11 Kamikita
Se-12 Sendai #11-B - Kamikita
Se-xx Aomori-also known as Sendai #11 Kamakita
Se-101 Fukushima City Civilian Camp
Se-102 Miyagi Pref. Cp


TOKYO COMMAND CAMP GROUP (Chronological history)

To-1 Omori, Base Camp [often misspelled as Aomori]
To-xx Shinagawa - part of the Omori Camp - Roster
Tok-02B became Tok-01D -Yokohama [Mitsubishi Shipyards]
To-3 Kawasaki #1-B
To-4 Kawasaki #2-B Mitsui
To-5 Yokohama Baseball Stadium
To-5 Nagaoka #3-B
To-xx Stadium Camp- Tokyo 3B
To-xx Tokyo #3 - became Sendai #5
To-xx Tokyo #4D - became Sendai #1
Tok-4B - Naoetsu
Tok-5B - Niigata
To-6 Naoetsu #4-B (Navwitz)
To-x Niigata #4B [picture only - Possibly mis-identified. Could be 14B]
To-7 Niigata #5-B
To-8 Suwa-Gun #6-B
To-9 Hitachi -Tokyo #7-B (Hitachi Daioin)- camp description only
To-10, To-30 Hitachi Camp 8-B (Motoyama) formerly 12D [misspelled as Astachi, Hidashi]
To-11 Ashio 8-D (Tokyo 9-B) - includes partial roster
To-12 Arakawa Tokyo 10D formerly 20D
To-13 Shimoina
To-16 Niigata #14-B
To-17 Higashi #15-B
To-17 Kambara 15-B (Higashi)
To-18 Yokohama #16-B
To-19 Yokohama #1-D [Mitsubishi Shipyards- Originally called Tok-02 sub Branch YOKOHAMA]
To-20 Hiraoka #11-B [12-B]-formerly 3-B;2-D, should read #12-B Mitsushima
To-20 Matsushima #2-D [misspelling of Mitsushima] #2-D became 12B
To-12D Tokyo 12D Tenryu (Mitsushima) formerly #2-D [often misspelled as Matsushima]
To-xx Hiraoka [Tok-02D] - became Tok-12D-Mitsushima
To-21 Nagaoka #3-B
To-21 Jooba (Nakaoka)
To-xx Tokyo #3D (same as Sendai #3B)
To-23 Kawasaki #5-D
To-xx Tokyo 6D - became Tok-4D then Sendai #1
To-25 Omi - Tokyo #13-B (formerly 7D) Denki Kagaku
To-xx Tokyo #8D- Control changes to Sendai #6 Hanawa
To-27 Kawasaki #9-D
To-28 Yokohama Dock Area [possibly refers to Yokohama #1-D?]
To-28 Yokohama #10-D
To-28 Osaka (Zosen) Cp
To-xx Tokyo 10-D Arakawa became Tokyo-20-D Arakawa
To-29 Kawasaki #11-D
To-xxx TO-13D- Asano Docks (closed May 1945)
To-31 Yokohama #13-D
To-32 Tsurumi #14-D (10-D)
To-33 Niigata #15-D
To-34 Kanose #16-B [Tokyo] Showa Denko Carbide mill
To-xx Kanose 16B [same as Tokyo 16B Niigata]
To-35 Yokohama #17-D
To-36 Yokohama #18-D (Brickyard) [Taika Renga]
To-37 Yokohama #19-D
To-38 Sumidagawa #20-D
To-xx Tokyo 21 [Nomachi]- renamed as Nogoya 6-B
To-xx Tokyo #22 - control to Sendai #9
To-23-D Tokyo 23-D (Kawasaki) -Daishihon
To-41 Yokohama #23-D
To-42 Kawasaki #24-D
To-43 Bunka [Bunka Gakuin (Kanda, Tokyo), aka "Bunker Hill" - housed POWs assigned to radio propaganda (Radio Tokyo) SOURCE]
To-44- Tokyo 23-D (Kawasaki) -Daishihon "Dice"
To-44 Suzaki Cp
To-45 Ofuna (Tokyo first Base Camp - Naval Interrogation Center)
To-46 Yokosuka Airport
To-101 Kanagawa First Cp. (Race Course)
To-101 Yamakita Civilian Camp
To-102 Bund Hotel Civilian Camp
To-103 Kanagawa Pref. Cp [Tokyo 13 Dispatch]
To-103 Kanagawa Civilian Camp
To-104 Sumira Civ. Cp
To-105 Izumi Apts. (Totsuka Civilian Camp)
To-106 Yokohama Boat Club Civilian Camp
To-151 Gumyoji (Kamioka) Prison
To-151 Yokohama Propaganda Prison
To-152 Tokyo Kempei-Tai (Mil. Police)
To-153 Ueno Park Police
To-154 Tokyo Prison (Sugamo)
To-155 Tokyo 3 Cell Jail
To-156 Yokohama Kempei-Tai
To-157 Tokyo Military Prison
To-154 Sugamo Prison Civilian Camp
To-158 Kotobuki Police Station, Yokohama
To-159 Yokohama Central Prison
To-201 Tokyo #1 Military Hosp
To-202 Sagmahara [Sagamihara] Hospital
To-203 Senegal [??!!]
To-203 Shinagawa Hospital. (See J-1) [See Ford Letter]
To-204 Yokosuka Naval Hospital


NAGOYA COMMAND CAMP GROUP (Chronological history)

Na-1 Nagoya Base Camp (Aichi) [possibly same as Nagoya-2, ACCHI GUN] Aspfu? Mura
Na-2 Kamioka #1-B
Na-2 ACCHI GUN
Na-02B Nagoya 2-B Narumi - formerly Osaka 11B
Na-3 Narumi #2-B [Same as Osaka 11-B Narumi]
Na-4 Funatsu #3-B [also under Osaka Command near end of war]
Na-5 Minami #4-B
Na-xx Nagoya #4 Iruka (Ishihara Industries)
NA-xx Nagoya #5 also known as Yokkoishi
Na-6 Nomachi [No Machi] formerly Tok-21D
Na-7 Takaoka #6-B [Nomachi]
Na-xx Nagoya 6-B- formerly Tokyo #21-D [NOMACHI - Takaoka] also known as Nag #6 FUSHIKI*; HOKKAI*
Na-8 Toyama Nagoya #7-B Roster and location
Na-9 Toyama #8-B
Na -xx Nagoya 8-B Tateyama
Na-10 Nagoya #9-B IWASE*
Na-10 Toyama #9-B Furukawa* Ashio?
Na-11 Nagoya #10-B Takaoka FUSHIKI*
Na-12 Toyama #11-B
Na-xx Iwase Nagoya #11B Iwase (Nihon Soda)
Na-101 Tempa Ku Civ. Int Cp. (Nagoya)


OSAKA COMMAND CAMP GROUP (Chronological history)

Os-1 Nitta Base Cp [Chikko/ Hoincho Camp-destroyed in air raids] - Osaka Hqs [2 blocks away from Hoincho Camp]
Os-2 Achi
Os-2 Minato-Ku Osaka #1-B [Stadium - later Ichioka Hospital]
Os-3 Kobe #2-B [Known as KOBE HOUSE- Formerly Seaman's Mission- held Guam civilians originally]
Os-4 Yoshiza #3-B
Os-4 Osaka Branch #4 Ikuno - Osaka 19B became Osaka 4B
Os-5 Ikuno #4-B
Os-6 Osaka #5-B (Tsuruga)
Os-7 Akenobe (Minamitani) OS-21 [Copper mine] same as Osaka #6
Os-xx Osaka #7 SHINGOSHI*
Os-8 Takebu #7-B [Takefu]
Os-9 Hyogo #8-B
Os-xx Noda - Osaka #8
Os-10 Notogawa #9-B
Os-xx Osaka #9 NAKAMIKO*
Os-11 Maibara #10-B
Os-11 Osaka 11-B-Narumi became Nagoya 2-B
Os-12 Sakatani #11-B
Os-13 Hirohata #1-D
Os-14 Chikko Cp
Os-14 HONJO [Osaka Main Camp- often misspelled as HOINCHO; aka Chikko]]
Os-14 (Osaka) Warehouse #2-D (Umeda Bunsho) [Destroyed in fire bombing]
Os-15 Oeyama #3-D Formerly Osaka 12-B
Os-16 Osaka #10-D
Os-19 Tsumori #13-D
Os-19 Tsumori #14-D brief history of camp- men sent to Ikuno and to Tokyo
Os-20 Yokkaichi #5-B [formerly Osaka 17-B: became Nagoya #5]
Os-20 Osaka #17-D (became Nagoya 5-B)
Os-21 Tsumori #18-D
Os-22 Itsigumi Docks
Os-22 Kobe Warehouse (Itsigumi Docks) [After Kobe House destroyed]
Os-23 Naruo Osaka 8D
Os-24 Rokuroshi (Check w/ M-9) [Also known a Camp Mallette]
Os-25 Sakurajima Osaka-08 became Osaka-04D
Os-26 Tanagawa
Os-27 Wakinohama-Ku, Kobe
Os-28 Yodogawa
Os-29 Osaka #122 [??]
Os-30 Taisho PW Cp
Os-31 Amagasaki [Osaka]
Os-31 Amagasaki
Os-32 Wakayama Osaka 14-B- brief history- closed, men sent to Ikuno
Os-33 Harima
Os-34 Kawasaki
Os-xx Osaka Kawasaki 5D - closed in May 1945
Os-101 Swire and Butterfield Civilian Camp ["Kobe House"- Osaka #2] [Destroyed in fire bombing] one of 3 initial camps for Guam civilians.
Os-101 Osaka Stadium (Hospital)- [same as Os-2]
Os-102 Canadian Academy Kobe [destroyed in fire bombing] Civilians had previously been moved to Futatabi
Os-103 Detention Prison Kobe
Os-103 Ta Chibang Cho [Tachibana-cho?] Civilian Camp
Os-104 Fukiai-Ku (Futatabi)
Os-104 Futatabi #4 (Kobe) [civilian camp for Guam men]
Os-105 Marks Residence Civilian Camp, includes photos [destroyed in fire bombing]
Os-106 Seaman's Mission Civilian Camp [Became Kobe House- Osaka 2B]
Os-151 Kikusui Police Station
Os-152 Osaka Jail
Os-153 Kobe Water Police Jail
Os-154 Sakai Penitentiary
Os-201 Ichioka Hospital Camp [stadium] [Aerial Views]
Os-202 Osaka Military Hospital
Os-203 Kobe Hospital
Os-204 Kobe Military Hospital
Os-204 Kobe Prison


HIROSHIMA COMMAND CAMP GROUP (Chronological history)

Hi-1 Hiroshima Base Cp Ashina Gun
Hi-1 Zentsuji Hqs. Camp
Hi-2 Zentsuji #1-B [same as above before transfer to the Osaka POW Area command]
Hi-xx Hiroshima #2 - Niihama [Formerly Hiro 3 ex Yamane]
Hi-xx Hiroshima #3 - Tamano (Mitsui Kozan)
Hi-xx Zentsuji 3- same as Hiro 2
Hi-3 Isoura Cp (Niihama)
Hi-3 Yamani (Niihama)
Hi-4 Tamano (Hibi) Hiroshima #3-B (Mitsui Kozan)
Hi-4 Hiroshima #4 [Mukaijima] (Mukaishima)
Hi-5 Mukaijima [Fukuoka #11-B] - see Forbes Diary (possibly known as Innoshima)
Hi-6 Innoshima #5-B
Hi-xx Hiroshima 2D-became Hir-05B Innoshima
Hi-xx Hiroshima #6B Omine Machi; Sanyo (Formerly Fuku #1-D)
Hi-8 Ube #7-B formerly Fukuoka 5B (Okinoyama) formerly Fu-2D-Ube
Hi-xx Hiroshima 5D KAMIYAMA*
Hi-06D Motoyama #6D formerly Fuku 3-D and 8- became Hiroshima 6D
Hi-11 Konode #7-D (Cons. w/Hi-8)
Hi-XX Hashima- Chinese & Korean slave coal mine [located in Nagasaki Pref.]
Hi-101 Miyoshi Civilian Camp
Hi-151 Kure Naval Prison
Hi-201 Shimonoseki Quarantine Station
Hi-202 Sumizomo? Hospital (Niihama)
Hi-202 Besshi Sumitomo? Hospital (Niihama)


FUKUOKA COMMAND CAMP GROUP (Chronological history)

Map of Fukuoka Camp Locations
Fu-1 Gen. Information, Fukuoka Cps
Fu-1 Fukuoka Base Camp
Fu-1B- Fukuoka Main
Fu-xx Fukuoka 2-B [Also known as Koyagi-Kawanami Shipbuilding plant]
Fu-2 Fukuoka #17 and 1-B [Also known as Fukuoka 17 Omuta]
Fu-3 Nagasaki #2-B [Fukuoka #2]
Fu-4 Fukuoka 3-B - same as Tobata, Yawata [Yahata] and Kokura
Fu-3B Tobata Fukuoka 3-B
Fu-5 Fukuoka #4 Moji YMCA - Major Revised site- Massive detail on HELL SHIPS!
Fuk-04 records filed under Fuk-22 at NARA

Fu-6 Fukuoka 5-B - Omine on Kyushu Island
Fu-6 Kawasaki Camp 5-B - Omine Fukuoka #5 [Omine #5-B - External Link]
Fu-7 Orio #6-B
Fu-xx Fukuoka 06B Mizumaki
Fu-9 Kamo #8-B
Fu-08B Fukuoka #8 Inatsuki
Fu-09B Fukuoka #9B Miyata
Fu-11 Fukuoka #14B [Nagasaki]
Fu-12 Omuta #17-B [Fukuoka #17 [External Link]
Fu-13 Sasebo #18-B
Fu-14 Nakama #21-B (Nacama) (Nakazuru)
Fu-15 Iizuka 22-B
Fu-15 Kaho-Gun (Iizuka) #22-B
Fu-xx Fukuoka #22 Honami - includes Aussie roster
Fu-15 Miyazaki Kempai Tai Hqs
Fu-16 Katsuragawa #23-B
Fu-xx Keisen Fukuoka 23-B- aka HIRAYAMA*
Fu-17 Kitamatsuura #24-B
Fu-24B Emukae- same as Senryu, also spelled Sendryu and Sendyu in various reports
Fu-xx Fukuoka #24 Sendryu-Emukae Machi - Aussie arrives on AWA MARU
Fu-18 Omuta #25-B
Fu-xx Fukuoka #25- Shinkai (Omuta-Kohama)
Fu-26B Fukuoka #26 [Aso] Keisen
Fu-20 Fukuoka #27 Tagawa - all men cleared through Fuk-22 after surrender
Fu-23 Mizumachi (Mizumaki)
Fu-24 Futase #10-D [Same as Fukuoka-07-Futase above - Also known as "Shin-Iizuka"]
Fu-07B Fukuoka #7 Futase Futase [Same as Futase #10D - Also known as "Shin-Iizuka"]
Fu-25 Miyata #12-D- renamed Miyata #9
Fu-26 Beppu
Fu-27 Fukuoka 13-D
Fu-101 Nagasaki Civilian Camp
Fu-101 Sawai -cho Apts (Nagasaki)
Fu-201 Kokura Army Hospital AKA Moji-04-Hospital
Fu-202 Moji Hospital

Later became Hiroshima Camp Group:
Fu-xx Fukuoka #1-D - became Hiroshima #6
Fu-xx Fukuoka 2-D at UBE became Hiroshima 5-D
Fu-xx Fukuoka 5B-Ube [Higashi]
Fu-xx Fukuoka 06D Tanoura
Fu-09B Fukuoka 4-D- formerly Ube/Ohama Fukuoka #4D became Hiroshima 9B
Fu-xx Fukuoka #10- destroyed- transferred to Hir-08- roster of deceased
Fu-xx Fukuoka #11 -same as Hiroshima-04B-Mukaijima see Forbes' Diary
Fu-12 Fukuoka 12 - became Innoshima


OTHER CAMPS

Ryukyu Islands: [Actual camp locations undetermined]
Ry-1 Tacuno Shima [Tokara?]
Ry-2 Amamie [Amami] Is.

South Pacific:
XX- Wake Island- Civilan Men executed in 1943