740.00114 PW/2–2647: Telegram

The Political Adviser in Japan (Atcheson) to the Secretary of State

42. Reference State Department radio #51, February 18, 11 a.m., and relay of Nanking’s 340, February 22, 2 p.m., to Department.

Recommend American assistance and participation be limited to provision of SCAP-controlled shipping required in excess of Chinese capabilities to transport the Japanese holdout troops from Hulutao to Japan.

No further immediate action contemplated by SCAP pending receipt request from China for assistance in repatriation subject Japanese.

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