Assistant Secretaries of State for Occupied Areas
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The Department of state established the Office of Occupied Areas on April 8, 1946, to coordinate its activities in Germany, Austria, Japan, and Korea, and placed it under the direction of an Assistant Secretary of State. The Office was dissolved Mar 4, 1949. The Department established a new Office of German and Austrian Affairs, and the Office of Far Eastern Affairs assumed responsibility for Japanese and Korean affairs.