740.00119 Control (Japan)/5–746: Circular telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to Diplomatic and Consular Officers at Nanking


Re our earlier reply to Sov request for immediate division Jap naval fleet Emb Moscow instructed point out to Sov that any Sov request to SCAP for assignment Jap shipping for repatriation purposes should be accompanied by full data on amount Jap shipping already captured by USSR. Our earlier reply made point that Jap shipping being operated by SCAP for purposes implementation of surrender should remain under SCAP command until such purposes completed, but that SCAP could properly assign tonnage for Jap repatriation from Sov-captured areas.