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212 Addison to Commonwealth Government

Cablegram D1537 LONDON, 24 August 1945, 2.12 p.m.

My telegram 17th August D. No. 1482 [1] control of Japan.
The United States Ambassador has communicated proposal of the
United States Government for early establishment of a Far Eastern
Advisory Commission to be composed of the United Kingdom, United
States, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and China as the four
major Allies who signed the Moscow declaration together with such
other of United Nations in the Far East or having territories
therein as major Allies might agree upon.
2. The United States Government propose that these additional
participants should be Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, the
Netherlands and the Philippines.
3. The text of the terms of reference proposed by the United
States Government for the Far Eastern Advisory Commission is
contained in my immediately following telegram. [2]
4. The United States Government have made communications in
similar terms to the Soviet and Chinese Governments.
5. We are urgently considering this communication and will
telegraph further as soon as possible.

1 Document 203.
2 Cablegram D1538, dispatched 24 August. On file AA : A1066,

[AA : A1066, P45/10/33/1]

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