The Far East:


Contents

  1. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. iii, pp. 769 ff. For the Department of State’s estimate of conditions in French Indochina at the end of the war and an account of United States policy in connection with this French colony, see the policy paper of June 22, pp. 556, 567. For previous documentation on postwar policy planning in regard to areas tinder Japanese control, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1186 ff.
  2. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 919 ff.
  3. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1015 ff. For documentation on efforts by the United States to arrange with the Soviet Union for the acceptance and onward shipment of relief supplies and mail for the benefit of prisoners of war and interned civilians in Japanese-controlled territory, see ibid., 1945, vol. v, pp. 1053.
  4. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1081 1099.
  5. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1175 ff.
  6. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1099 ff.
  7. For previous documentation on protests by Japan against attacks by the United States on hospital ships, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1147 ff.
  8. For further documentation on the sinking of this vessel, see vol. v, pp. 1060 1067, passim.
  9. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1167 ff.
  10. The Combined Policy Committee, a high level United States–United Kingdom group, met at the Pentagon on July 4, 1945, to discuss the use of atomic weapons in the war against Japan; for extracts of minutes of meeting, see Foreign Relations, The Conference of Berlin (The Potsdam Conference), 1945, vol. i, p. 941.
  11. For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1183 ff. For additional material obtained from the Japanese Foreign Office archives, see section on “Peace feelers through the Soviet Union” in Foreign Relations, The Conference of Berlin (The Potsdam Conference), 1945, vol. i, pp. 873 883; ibid., vol. ii, pp. 1248 1264. These volumes also contain documentation in regard to the surrender of Japan; see ibid., vol. i, pp. 884 ff., and ibid., vol. ii, pp. 1265 ff.
  12. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, pp. 1180 1289. For additional documentation relating to Japan, see Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, and Foreign Relations, The Conference at Berlin (The Potsdam Conference), 1945, vols. i and ii . For documentation on Pacific islands under Japanese control, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. i , entries in Index under: Mandates.
  13. Documentation regarding China on questions involving Japanese surrender arrangements is scheduled for publication in volume VII.
  14. Issued by the Heads of Government of the United States, China, and the United Kingdom, Foreign Relations, The Conference of Berlin (The Potsdam Conference), 1945, vol. ii, p. 1474. The Head of Government of the Soviet Union adhered to the proclamation on August 8.
  15. See also Report of Government Section, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers: Political Reorientation of Japan, September 1945 to September 1948 (Washington, Government Printing Office [1949]), 2 vols. (vol. 2 contains basic documents); and Department of State publication No. 2671, Far Eastern Series 17: Occupation of Japan: Policy and Progress (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1947).
  16. Records of the proceedings and exhibits of the International Military Tribunal held at Tokyo, May 3, 1946–November 12, 1948, comprise nearly 50,000 mimeographed pages produced during the period of the trial and not published in book form. Copies of these records were deposited with the Offices of the Adjutant General and the Judge Advocate General of the Department of the Army, the Library of Congress, the Harvard University Law School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Hoover Institute and Library on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University.
  17. For report of Edwin W. Pauley, Personal Representative of President Truman on Reparations (with rank of Ambassador), see Department of State publication No. 3174, Far Eastern Series No. 25: Report on Japanese Reparations to the President of the United States, November 1945 to April 1946 (Washington, Government Printing Office [July 1948]).
  18. For the Department’s estimate of conditions in the Netherlands East Indies at the end of the war and an account of United States policy in connection with that Dutch colony, see policy paper of June 22, pp. 556, 573.
  19. For previous documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v., pp. 1299 ff., passim. Three missions were sent to the Philippines in 1945 to investigate various aspects of Philippine rehabilitation. The first, a Presidential mission headed by Millard E. Tydings, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs and Chairman of the Filipino Rehabilitation Commission, conducted its investigations in May (for statement of May 5 by President Truman establishing the Tydings Mission, see p. 1199). Senator Tydings reported his findings to the Senate on June 7; for text, see Congressional Record, vol. 91, pt. 5, p. 5697, or Senate Document No. 53, 79th Cong., 1st sess. The War Damage Corporation, an agency of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, sent a technical mission to the Philippines on June 1. The report of the mission, entitled Surrey of War Damage in the Philippines, was completed in September 1945 and printed for the use of the Senate Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs, 79th Cong., 1st sess. (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1945). A copy is filed under 411B.00 War Damages/9–3045. In July, 1945, President Truman requested Paul V. McNutt, Chairman of the War Manpower Commission, to head a mission to survey the broad social and political picture in the Philippines and formulate recommendations for action by the United States. For a brief account of the Mission, see House Document No. 389, 80th Cong., 1st sess.: Seventh and Final Report of the High Commissioner to the Philippines, p. 12.

    Relief aid to the Philippines was also administered by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration; for documentation on this subject, see vol. ii, pp. 969 971, 1011 1012, 1037 1038, and 1038n .

  20. For Department’s readiness to offer facilities to train selected Filipinos in diplomatic and consular work, see letter of March 24, 1944, from the Secretary of State to the Philippine Resident Commissioner to the United States, Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. v, p. 1303.
  21. On September 10, 1945, the Siamese Chargé (Bhakdi) notified the Secretary of State that the terms “Thailand” and “Thais” had been discarded as of September 7 and replaced by “Siam” and “Siamese”; for text of notification, see Department of State Bulletin, September 23, 1945, p. 436.