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Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part III. Surrender of Japan,   pp. [69]-111 ff.


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the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union,
and China:
"With reference to the Japanese Government's
note of August 10 regarding their acceptance of the
provisions of the Potsdam declaration and the reply
of the Governments of the United States, Great
Britain, the Soviet Union, and China sent by Ameri-
can Secretary of State Byrnes under the date of
August 11, the Japanese Government have the
honor to communicate to the Governments of the
four powers as follows:
"1. His Majesty the Emperor has issued an
Imperial rescript regarding Japan's acceptance of the
provisions of the Potsdam declaration.
"2. His Majesty the Emperor is prepared to au-
thorize and ensure the signature by his Government
and the Imperial General Headquarters of the neces-
sary terms for carrying out the provisions of the
Potsdam declaration. His Majesty is also prepared
to issue his commands to all the military, naval, and
air authorities of Japan and all the forces under their
control wherever located to cease active operations,
to surrender arms and to issue such other orders as
may be required by the Supreme Commander of the
Allied Forces for the execution of the above-men-
tioned terms."
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