740.00119 Control (Japan)/2–146

Memorandum by the Acting State Department Member of the State–War–Navy Coordinating Committee (Matthews) to the Committee

References: SWNCC 256—30 January 1946
War 96658—11 February 1946 to General MacArthur from the JCS regarding convocation of Allied Council for Japan2

It is suggested that the JCS be requested to transmit a message along the lines of the enclosure (Appendix) to General MacArthur, subject to their comments from a military point of view.

H. Freeman Matthews


Message to SCAP

Reference War 96658 convocation of Allied Council for Japan.

Governments concerned have informed State Dept that representatives on the Allied Council will be as follows: U.S.S.R. representative, Lt. Gen. K. N. Derevyanko; Chinese representative, General Chu Shih-ming; member representing jointly the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and India, Mr. William McMahon Ball, citizen of Australia.
Far Eastern Commission met in Washington on February 26 and you should therefore convene first meeting of Allied Council for Japan in accordance with War 96658.
  1. Not in Department files.