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Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II

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

Page 73

(8) The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be
carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited
to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku
and such minor islands as we determine.
(9) The Japanese military forces, after being com-
pletely disarmed, shall be permitted to return to
their homes with the opportunity to lead peaceful
and productive lives.
(10) We do not intend that the Japanese shall be
enslaved as a race or destroyed as a nation, but stern
justice shall be meted out to all war criminals, includ-
ing those who have visited cruelties upon our prison-
ers. The Japanese Government shall remove all
obstacles to the revival and strengthening of demo-
cratic tendencies among the Japanese people. Free-
dom of speech, of religion, and of thought, as well as
respect for the fundamental human rights shall be
(11) Japan shall be permitted to maintain such
industries as will sustain her economy and permit the
exaction of just reparations in kind, but not those
which would enable her to re-arm for war. To this
end, access to, as distinguished from control of, raw
materials shall be permitted. Eventual Japanese
participation in world trade relations shall be per-
(12) The occupying forces of the Allies shall be
withdrawn from Japan as soon as these objectives
have been accomplished and there has been estab-
lished in accordance with the freely expressed will of
the Japanese people a peacefully inclined and respon-
sible government.
(13) We call upon the government of Japan to
proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all

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