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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1951. Asia and the Pacific (in two parts)
(1951)

Japan,   pp. 777-1477 PDF (267.6 MB)


Page 777


JAPAN
ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE NEGOTIATION AND CON-
  CLUSION OF THE TREATY OF PEACE WITH JAPAN; CONCLUSION
  OF A BILATERAL SECURITY TREATY; PROGRESS TOWARD AN
  ADMINISTRATIVE AGREEMENT; POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES
  REGARDING REARMAMENT OF JAPAN; OCCUPATION AND CON-
  TROL OF JAPAN'
                         Notes on Sources
  Emphasis of the Japanese compilation for 1951 is largely'upon poli-
cies and events leading up to conclusion of the multilateral Japanese
Peace Treaty and United States-Japan security arrangements. After
some consideration of grouping United States negotiations on the
Peace Treaty with each of the major Far Eastern Commission powers
in a series of subcompilations, the editors decided instead on a chrono-
logical organization in order to eliminate excessive cross-referencing.
  The compilation takes note also of the planning and discussion of
Japanese rearmament within the United States Government and be-
tween the two countries. Material is included on the changing relation-
ship of the occupying powers and of SCAP to the Japanese Govern-
ment, especially with regard to the purge directives. There is a smaller
quantity of material on economic questions not connected with the
Treaty.
  The compilation is based on the archives of the Department of
State and on pertinent documents from other agencies which could
be specifically requested on the basis of mention in the Department's
files. The compilers have also examined the H. Alexander Smith
papers and the declassified and unclassified portions of the John Foster
Dulles papers, at Princeton University, for materials on the Peace
and Security Treaties.
  The main Peace Treaty decimal file is 694.001. The main Japanese
political file, 794.00 and its subfiles, is also useful. Interrelated police
and rearmament questions are filed under 794.5,6 and 894.501.
  The major Lot file is 54D423, the John Foster Dulles Peace Treaty
File. Some materials in it are not duplicated elsewhere; additionally,
its documents are more convenient to use than are other copies scat-
tered through the decimal files. This Lot is also a major source for
  'For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1950, vol. vi, pp.
1109 ff.
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