Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
Part III. Surrender of Japan, pp. -111 ff.
faith, and to issue whatever orders and take what- ever action may be required by the supreme com- mander for the Allied Powers or by any other desig- nated representative of the Allied Powers for the purpose of giving effect to that declaration. (7) We hereby command the Japanese Imperial Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters at once to liberate all Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees now under Japanese control and to provide for their protection, care, maintenance, and immediate transportation to places as directed. (8) The authority of the Emperor and the Japa- nese Government to rule the state shall be subject to the supreme commander for the Allied Powers, who will take such steps as he deems proper to effectuate these terms of surrender.'3 13 For order of signing see succeeding document. 9'
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