Preliminary Japanese POW Camp List

Developed for War Crimes Trials Proceedings


 Original Source: SCAP Legal Files, RG 331

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Please read the definition of Japanese words and Key Codes for each camp location. See also CODE LIST (xls file).
* - Indicates name of private company using men as slaves

Abbreviations used in camp reports and rosters
Civilian Internment Camps [Japan] - PhilippinesPrisons and Jails - Military Hospitals - China - Korea - Formosa (TAIWAN) - Manchuria (MUKDEN) - Death Railway - New Guinea - NEI - Southeast Asia - Misc Islands (Wake, etc)

LIST OF JAPANESE POW CAMPS
[Homeland of Japan]

[CORRECTIONS AND ADDED NOTATIONS IN RED or in BRACKETS]
(Numbers on left are NARA designations; final camp number, i.e. camp at liberation, generally used as standard for each camp)


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AKAHIRA CHO - HAKODATE #2
Ha-4 Akahira 2-B [Akahiro Cho, Sorachi Gun - Mitsui Mines]
Os-2 Achi
Na-2 ACCHI GUN
Os-7 Akenobe (Minamitani) OS-21 [Copper mine] same as Osaka #6
Os-31 Amagasaki [Osaka]
To-12 Arakawa Tokyo 10D formerly 20D
Os-31 Amagasaki
Ry-2 Amamie Is. (outside of Japan)
Sen xx- Aomori-also known as Sendai #11 Kamakita
Ha-3 Ashibetsu 4-B Hakodate #4
Hi-1 Ashina-Gun Base Camp
To-11 Ashio 8-D (Tokyo 9-B) - includes partial roster
Fu-26 Beppu
Hi-202 Besshi Sumitomo Hospital (Niihama)
Ha-2 Bibai
To-106 Boat Club (Yokohama) Civilian Camp
To-102 Bund Hotel Civilian Camp
To-43 Bunka [Bunka Gakuin (Kanda, Tokyo), aka "Bunker Hill" - housed POWs assigned to radio propaganda (Radio Tokyo) SOURCE]
Os-101 Butterfield & Swire #3 Kobe [Destroyed in fire bombing] Became Osaka #2, known as Kobe House
Os-14 Chikko Cp
Os-102 Canadian Academy Kobe [destroyed in fire bombing] Civilians had previously been moved to Futatabi
Os-103 Detention Prison Kobe
To-44 Dice #23-D
Fuk-24 Emukae- same as Senryu
To-151 Gumyoji (Kamioka) Prison
Tok xx Hiraoka [Tok-02D] - became Tok-12D-Mitsushima
Os-104 Fukiai-Ku (Futatabi)
Se-101 Fukushima City Civilian Camp
XXX - Map of Fukuoka Camp Locations [External link: LARGE FILE]
Fu-1 Gen. Information, Fukuoka Cps
Fu-1 Fukuoka Base Camp  External Link- Outstanding site of Wes Injerd
Fu-1B- Fukuoka Main
Fu-27 Fukuoka 13-D
Fu-xx Fukuoka #1-D - became Hiroshima #6
Fu-xx Fukuoka 2-B [Also known as Koyagi-Kawanami Shipbuilding plant]
Fu-xx Fukuoka 2-D at UBE became Hiroshima 5-D
Fu-4 Fukuoka 3-B - same as Tobata, Yawata and KOKURA
FU-xx Fukuoka #4 Moji YMCA
           Major Revised site- Massive detail on HELL SHIPS! Fuk-04 records filed under Fuk-22 at NARA
Na-4 Funatsu #3-B [also under Osaka Command near end of war]
Fu-6 Fukuoka 5 - same as Omine on Kyushu Island
Fu-XX Fukuoka 5B-Ube [Higashi]
Fu-xx Fukuoka 06B Mizumaki
Fu-xx Fukuoka 06D Tanoura
Fu-07 Fukuoka #7 Futase Futase [Same as Futase #10D - Also known as "Shin-Iizuka"]
Fu-08 Fukuoka #8 Inatsuki
Fu-09 Fukuoka #9B Miyata
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-11 Fukuoka #14B [Nagasaki]
Fu-12 Fukuoku 12 - became Innoshima (see below)
Fu-2 Fukuoka #17 & 1-B [Also known as Fukuoka 17 Omuta]
Fu-xx Fukuoka 18-B Sasebo
Fu-xx Fukuoka 21-B Nakama (Nacama) (Nakazuru)
Fu-xx Fukuoka #23-Kiesen  HIRAYAMA*
Fu-xx Fukuoka #22 Honami - includes Aussie roster
Fu-24 Futase #10-D [Same as Fukuoka-07-Futase above - Also known as "Shin-Iizuka"]
To-xx Futase 16B [same as Tokyo 16B Niigata
Fu-xx Fukuoka #24 Sendryu-Emukae Machi - Aussie arrives on AWA MARU
Fu-xx Fukuoka #25- Shinkai (Omuta-Kohama)
Fu-26 Fukuoka #26 [Aso] Keisen
Fu-27 Fukuoka #27 Takagawa - all men cleared through Fuk-22 after surrender
Os-104 Futatabi #4 (Kobe) [civilian camp for Guam men]
NA-11 Fushiki [Nagoya 10-B]
Hax- xx OVERVIEW of the 5 Hakodate POW Camps
Ha-1 Hakodate Camps General Information
Master List- All POWS on Hokkaido
MAP showing all camps in Hakodate (Hokkaido Island) POW Command [External link]
Ha-1 Hakodate Base Main Cp [Bibai Machi, Sorachi Gun - Mitsui]
Ha-x Hakodate #1B Ashibetsu Cho (Rosters)
HA-x Hakodate #1D Kamiisso
HA-x Hakodate #2-B- Originally at Iwate became Tokyo 6 then Sendai #4
Ha-x- Hakodate #2- AKAHIRA  Also external link
Ha-xx- Hakodate #3 -Utashunai  HOKKAI*
Haxx- Hakodate #4 - Ashibetsu Machi [Jisakuno Mining]
Ha-152 Sapporo - aka Northern Army Hqs
Se-8 Hanaoka #7-B Odate [became Sendai #7]
Se-7 Hanawa #6-B [includes Link to experience of POW]
Os-33 Harima
Hi-XX Hashima- Chinese & Korean slave coal mine [External Link]
Hi-4 Hibi 3-B (Temano)
To-10, To-30 Hitachi Camp 8-B (Motoyama) formerly 12D [misspelled as Astachi, Hidashi]
To-17 Higashi #15-B
To-20 Hiraoka #11-B [12-B]-formerly 3-B;2-D Should read #12-B Mitsushima
Os-13 Hirohata #1-D
Hi-1 Hiroshima Base Cp Ashina Gun
Hi-xx Hiroshima #2 - Niihama [Formerly Hiro 3 ex Yamane]
Hi-xx Hiroshima #3 - Tomano (Mitsui Kozan)
Hi-4 Hiroshima #4 [Mukaijima] -(Mukaishima)
Hi-xx Hiroshima D5  KAMIYAMA*
Hi-xx Hiroshima 2D-became Hir-05B Innoshima
Hi-xxx Hiroshima #6D Motoyama
Hi-xx Hiroshima #7-B Ube (Okinoyama) formerly Fukuoka formerly Fu-2D-Ube;Fu-7B;Fu-2-D
Hi-xx Hiroshima #6B Omine Machi; Sanyo (Formerly Fuku #1-D)
To-9 Hitachi -Tokyo #7-B (Hitachi Daioin)- camp description only
Os-14 HONJO [Osaka Main Camp- often misspelled as HOINCHO; aka Chikko]]
Se-4 Hosakura #3-B- Same as Sendai #3 and Tokyo #4
Os-9 Hygo #8-B
Os-201 Ichioka Hospital Camp [stadium]  [Aerial Views]
Os-5 Ikuno #4-B
Fu-xx Innatsuki Fuk-08
Hi-6 Innoshima #5-B
Nag-04XX- IRUKU
Os-22 Itsigumi Docks
Fu-15 Iizuka 22-B
Hi-3 Isoura Cp (Niihama)
Se-10 Iwasaki #9-B (Iwate- Tohoku Denki)
Na-xx Iwase -Nag-11B (Nihon Soda)
To-105 Izumi Apts. (Totsuka)
To-21 Jooba (Nakaoka)
Fu-15 Koho-Gun (Iizuka) #22-B
Se-6 Kamaishi 5-B Formerly Tokyo 3-B
To-17 Kambara 15-B (Higashi)
Ha-7 Kamiiso #1-D
To-103 Kanagawa Civilian Camp
Na-2 Kamioka #1-B (Now has Yank roster)
Se-XX Kamaishi -same as Iwate Sendai 4, Tokyo 6 and Hakadate 2
Fu-9 Kamo #8-B
Se-11- Kamikita
To-151 Kamicka Prison (Gumyoji)
To-101 Kanagawa First Cp. (Race Course)
To-103 Kanagawa Pref. Cp [Tokyo 13 Dispatch]
Fu-6 Kanaski Cp 5-B
To-34 Kanose #16-B [Tokyo] Showa Denko Carbide mill
Fu-16 Katsuragawa #23-B
Se-5 Katsushi #4-B
Os-34 Kawasaki
To-3 Kawasaki #1-B
To-4 Kawasaki #2-B
To-23 Kawasaki #5-D
Os-xx Osaka Kawasaki 5D - closed in May 1945
To-23D- Tokyo 23 D (Kawasaki) -Daishihon
To-27 Kawasaki #9-D
To-29 Kawasaki #11-D
To-xx Kawasaki 23D 
To-42 Kawasaki #24-D
Fu-xx Kiesen  Fuk-23B- aka HIRAYAMA*
Os-151 Kikusui Police Station
Fu-17 Kitmatsuura #24-B
Os-204 Kobe Prison
Os-3 Kobe #2-B {Known as KOBE HOUSE- Formerly Seaman's Mission- held Guam civilians originally}
Os-153 Kobe Water Pol. Jail
Os-203 Kobe Hospital
Os-204 Kobe Military Hospital
Os-14 (Osaka) Warehouse #2-D (Umeda Bunsho)
Os-22 Kobe Warehouse (Itsigumi Docks) [After Kobe House destroyed]
Hi-11 Konode #7-D (Cons. w/Hi-8)
Se-9 Kosaka #8-B
Fu-201 Kokura Army Hospital AKA Moji-04-Hospital
Fu-4 Kokuro [Also known as TOBATA and Fukuoka 3-B]
To-158 Kotobuki Police Station, Yokohama
Hi-151 Kure Naval Prison
Se-4 Kurihara 3-B
Se-1 Kurezawajira Base Hqs
Os-11 Maibara #10-B
Os-105 Marks Residence Civilian Camp-includes photos [destroyed in fire bombing]
Os-23 Maru (Naruo)
To-20 Matsushima #2-D [misspelling of Mitsushima- see below]
Na-5 Minami #4-B
Os-7 Minamitani [Akenobe]
To-4 Mitsui 2-B
Os-2 Minato-Ku Osaka #1-B [Stadium - later Ichioka Hospital]
To-20 Mitsushima #2-D became 12B [Often Misspelled as Matsushima]
Hi-101 Myoshi Civilian Camp
Se-102 Miyagi Pref. Cp
Fu-25 Miyata #12-D- renamed Miyata #9
Fu-15 Miyazaki Kempai Tai Hqs
Fu-23 Mizumachi (Mizumaki)
Fu-5 Moji #4-B YMCA EXTERNAL LINK
Fu-202 Moji Hospital
Hi-06D Motoyama #6D formerly Fuku 3-D and 8- became Hiroshima 6D
Hi-5 Mukajima [Fukuoka #11-B] - see Forbes Diary (possibly known as Innoshima)
Hi-xx [Mukaijima] Hiroshima Sub-camp #4-B [Mukaishima]
Se-3 Mura 2-B(Yoshima)
Ha-9 Muroran
Hi-101 Myoshi Civ Int Camp
To-21 Nagaoka #3-B
To-5 Nagaoka #3-B
Na-1 Nagoya Base Camp (Aichi) [possibly same as Nagoya-2, ACCHI GUN] Aspfu Mura
Na-02B Nagoya 2-B Narumi - formerly Osaka 11B
Na-xx Nagoya #4  Iruku (Ishihara Industries)
NA-xx Nagoya #5 also known as Yokkoishi
Na-xx Nagoya 6-B- formerly Tokyo #21-D [NOMACHI - Takaoka] also known as Nag #6 FUSHIKI*; HOKKAI*
Na -xx Nagoya 8B TATEYAMA
Na-10 Nagoya #9-B IWASE*
Na-xx Nagoya #7B-Toyama
Na-11 Nagoya #10-B  FUSHIKI*
Na-xx Nagoya #11B Iwase (Nihon Soda)
Fu-3 Nagasaki #2-B [Fukuoka #2]
Fu-11 Nagasaki #14-B
Fu-101 Nagasaki Civilian Camp
Fu-14 Nakama #21-B
To-6 Naoetsu #4-B (Navwitz)
Na-3 Narumi #2-B  [Same as Osaka 11-B Narumi]
Os-23 Naruo Osaka 8D
To-x Niigata #4B [picture only - Possibly mis-identified. Could be 14B]
To-7 Niigata #5-B 
To-16 Niigata #14-B
To-33 Niigata #15-D
Hi-02 Niihama
Hi-3 Niihama (Yamane)- became Hiroshima #2-Niihama
Os-1 Nitta Base Cp [Chikko/ Hoincho Camp-destroyed in air raids]
Ha-152 N. Army Hqs. Sapporo
Os-xx Noda - Osaka #8
Na-6 Nomachi [No Machi] formerly Tok-21D
Os-10 Notogawa #9-B
Os-15 Oeyama #3-D Formerly Osaka 12-B 
To-45 Ofuna (Tokyo first Base Camp -Naval Interrogation Center)
Se-8 Odate (Hanaoka) [possibly also known as 7-B]
Hi-10 Ohama #9-B
Ha-8 Ohasi #2-D
Se-5 Ohasi #4-B (See N-78) [Sen-04B-Ohashi]
Hi-7B Okinoyama also known as UBE
To-25 Omi - Tokyo #13 B (formerly 7D) Denki Kagaku
FU-XX Omine #5 -Fukuoka #5- Kyushu Island
Hi-7 Omine #6-B - External Link
To-1 Omori, Base Camp [often misspelled as Aomori]
Fu-12 Omuta #17-B-   [Fukuoka #17 - EXTERNAL LINK]
Fu-18 Omuta #25-B
          Ono #7-B #11-D
Fu-7 Oryo #6-B
Osaka [Japanese] Hqs [2 blocks away from Hoincho Camp]
Os-2 Osaka #1-B (Minato) [Stadium]
Os-14 Osaka #2-D (Warehouse)
Os-29 Osaka #122
Os-4 Osaka Branch #4 Ikuno - Osaka 19B became Osaka 4B
Os-xx Osaka #4 Asako Gun
Os-6 Osaka #5-B (Tsuruga)
Os-XX Osaka #5D Kawasaki - closed May 1945
Os-XX Osaka #6B Akenobe
Os - xx Osaka #7 SHINGOSHI*
Os- xx Osaka #8B NODA
Os-xx Osaka #8D NARUO
Os-xx Osaka #9  NAKAMIKO*
Os-xx Osaka #9B-Notogawa
Os-16 Osaka #10-D
Os-11 Osaka 11-B-Narumi became Nagoya 2-B
Os-20 Osaka #17-D (became Nagoya 5-B)
Os-152 Osaka Jail
Os-202 Osaka Military Hospital
Os-101 Osaka Stadium (Hospital)-[same as Os-2]
To-28 Osaka (Zosen) Cp
Se-7 Osarusawa #6-B
Ha-11 Otaru. (Temiya Stadium)
Os-15 Oeyama #3-D
Fu-201 Rokura Hosp.
Os-24 Rokuroshi (Check w/M-9) [Also known a Camp Mallette]
To-202 Sagmahara Hospital
Os-25 Sakurajima Osaka-08 became Osaka-04D
Os-154 Sakai Penitentiary
Os-12 Sakatani #11-B
Hi-xx Sanyo Hiroshima #3
Ha-151 Sapporo, Hokkaido, (MP Prison)
Ha-152 Sapporo, Hokkaido, (Northern Army Hqs)
Fu-13 Sasebo #18-B
Fu-101 Sawaityo Apts (Nagasaki)
Fu-101  Sawaityo Apts (Nagasaki)
Os-106 Seaman's Mission Civilian Camp [Became Kobe House- Osaka 2B]
Se-1 Sendai Base Camp
Se-xx Sendai #1 Joban Coal Iwaki- Formerly Tokyo #4
Se-2 Sendai Camp #2  Furukawa*
Se-xx Sendai Camp #3-Hosokura mine
Se-xx Sendai Camp #4 - Ohashi
Se-5 - Sendai #5 Kamaichi -Formerly Tokyo 3-B
Se-6 Sendai Camp #6 HANAWA
Se-7B Sendai Camp #7 HANUOKA Fujita*
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-12 Sendai #11-B - Kamikita
Fu-24 Senryu [Fukuoka 24 Emukae machi] also spelled Sendryu and Sendyu in various reports
To-203 Senegal
To-13 Shimoina
To-203 Shinagawa [Do not confuse with Hanawa camp, aka, Shinagawa]
Hi-201 Shimonoseki Quarantine Station
To-203 Shinagawa Hospital. (See J-1) [See Ford Letter]
To-xx Shinagawa - part of the Omori Camp - Roster
Ha-6 Sorachi-Gun #4-B  See Hokodate #4
Tok-XX Stadium Camp- Tokyo 3B
Te-38 Sumidagawa #20-D
To-8 Suwa-Gun #6-B
To-104 Sumira Civ. Cp
To-154 Sugamo Prison Civilian Camp
Hi-202 Sumizomo Hospital (Niihama)
To-44 Suzaki Cp
Os-101 Swire and Butterfield Civilian Camp["Kobe House"- Osaka #2[Destroyed in fire bombing] one of 3 initial camps for Guam civilians.
Os-103 Ta Chibang Cho, Civ. Cp
Fu-20 Tagawa Fuku #27-B
Se-2 Taira (Yumoto) 1-B
Os-30 Taisho PW Cp
Os-8 Takebu #7-B [TAKEFU]
Na-xx Tateyama 8b (Nagoya)
Na-7 Takaoka #6-B [Nomachi]
Na-11 Takaoka #10-B
Os-26 Tanagawa
Hi-4 Tamano (Hibi) Hiroshima #3-B (Mitsui Kozan) 
Os-103 Ta-Shibana-Cho Camp
Ha-11 Temiya Stadium, Otaru
Na-101 Tempa Ku Civ. Int Cp. (Nagoya)
Ry-1 Tacuno Shima
Fu-3b  Tobata [Same as Fukuoka 3-B
To-xx Tokyo #3D (same as Sendai #3B
Tok-02B became Tok-01D -Yokohama [Mitsubishi Shipyards]
To-1 Tokyo Base Camp (Omori)
To-201 Tokyo #1 Military Hosp
Tok-XX Tokyo 3B- Stadium Camp
To-152 Tokyo Kempei-Tei (Mil. Pol)
To-157 Tokyo Military Prison
To-153 Tokyo Police Station
To-154 Tokyo Prison (Sugamo)
To-155 Tokyo 3 Cell Jail
To-xx Tokyo #3 - became Sendai #5
To-xx Tokyo #4D - became Sendai #1
Tok-4B - Naoetsu
Tok-5B - Niigata
Toxx Tokyo 6D - became Tok-4D then Sendai #1
Tokxx Tokyo #7B Hitachi Daionon- Location only
To-xx Tokyo #8D- Control changes to Sendai #6 Hanawa
To-xx Tokyo 9 - Ashio
T0-10D- Tsurumi
To-12D Tokyo 12D Tenryu (Mitsushima formerly #2-D [Often Misspelled as Matsushima]
To-xxx Tokyo #13B OMI Niigata (Denki Kagaku) 
To-xxx TO-13D- Asano Docks (closed May 1945)
To-xxx Tokyo 15D Niigata
To-xx Tokyo 16-B (Kanose)
To-xx Tokyo 21 [Nomachi]- renamed as Nogoya 6-B
To-xx Tokyo #22 - control to Sendai #9
To-xx- Tokyo 10-D Arakawa became Tokyo-20-D Arakawa
To-44- Tokyo 23 D (Kawasaki) -Daishihon "Dice"
To-42 Tokyo #24-D
To-105 Totsuka Civ. Cp
Na-8 Toyama Nagoya #7-B Roster and location-
Na-9 Toyama #8-B
Na-10 Toyama #9-B Furukawa* Ashio?
Na-12 Toyama #11-B
Os-19 Tsumori 13-D 
Os-21 Tsumori #18-D
OS-6A Tsuruga Branch Camp Osaka #5 
Os-6 Tsuruga Prison #5-B
Os-19 Tsumori #14-D brief history of camp- men sent to Ikuno and to Tokyo
To-32 Tsurumi #14-D (10-D)
Hi-8 Ube #7-B formerly Fukuoka 5b
Se-4 Uguisuzawa #3-B- Same as Sendai #3
Os-14 Umeda Bunsho #2-D Osaka Warehouse [Destroyed in fire bombing]
To-153 Ueno Park Police
Ha-5 Utashinai #3-B [Utashunai] [same as Hakodate #3]
Os-27 Wakinohama-Ku, Kobe
Se-11 Wakasennin #10-B
Os-32 Wakayama Osaka 14-B- brief history- closed-men sent to Ikuno
XX- Wake Island- Civilan Men executed in 1943
Ha-10 Yakuma
FuXX- Yahata [See Fukuoka #3]
To-101 Yamakita Civ. Cp
Hi-3 Yamani (Niihama)
Fu-4 Yawata #3-B See Tobata/ Fukuoka #3
Os-28 Yodogawa
Os-20 Yokkaichi #5-B [formerly Osaka 17-B: became Nagoya #5]
To-5 Yokohama Baseball Stadium
To-18 Yokohama #16-B
To-19 Yokohama #1-D [Mitsubishi Shipyards- Originally called Tok-02 sub Branch YOKOHAMA]
To-23D Kawasaki Dispatch Camp 
To-28 Yokohama Dock Area [possibly refers to Yokoham #1-D?]
To-28 Yokohama #10-D
To-31 Yokohama #13-D
To-35 Yokohama #17-D
To-36 Yokohama #18-D (Brickyard)  [Taika Renga]
To-37 Yokohama #19-D
To-41 Yokohama #23-D
To-46 Yokosuki Airport
To-106 Yokohama Boat Club Civ. Cp
To-151 Yokohama Propaganda Prison
To-156 Yokohama Kempei-Tai
To-159 Yokohama Central Prison
To-204 Yokosuka Naval Hospital
Se-3 Yoshima #2-B
Se-2 Yumoto #1-B
Os-4 Yoshiza #3-B
Hi-1 Zentsuji Hqs. Camp 
Hi-2 Zentsuji #1-B [same as above before transfer to the Osaka POW Area command]
Hi-XX Zentsuji 3- same as Hiro 2

Alphabetical listing of camps in Japan proper - this list not maintained