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TAKE SOME TIME

FORMAL SURRENDER | No Official Confirmation Of Offer Received

N.Z. Press Association—Copyright . Rec. 11. WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. jj ; The Associated Press commentator says it may take some time before arrangements for formal capitulation of Japan can be agreed upon. Possible moves are: (1) The IJ, Japanese request for the Emperor's j continuance puts the next move up { to the Allies. It may mean several interchanges on surrender definition. ! (2) The next step would be for the Japanese to send responsible officials, including Government and military leaders, to sign the formal surrender. The United States would be represented b> General Mac Arthur and Admiral Nimitz at any such meeting. (3) Presumably j American forces would move into ; Japan for occupation purposes. (4> The Japanese Government would j likely be allowed to remain in j control of the country under Allied supervision in accordance with the i ■ ffl Potsdam communique. Similar To Italy The Associated Press says the ! Allies might find in the method of M handling the Italian surrender a precedent for Hirohito's continuance. In any case his status is the \ subject of tremendous discussion in I Washington to-day. Some officials contend that Japan's request con- ; stitutes a condition, and, therefore, I is unacceptable, as it. is incon- j sistent with unconditional surrender. J Others contend that the Japanese manner of putting the request ; merely concerns the formalities of constitutional procedures in Japan, therefore cannot be classified as a j condition. Italy's surrender was effected in the Italian King's name, although there was considerable criticism of this policy. In Hirohito's case, United States policy has invariably been to blame the war lords rather |jsj than the Emperor. I . : v: President Truman held a Cabinet i meeting in an atmosphere of official I expectancy. Mr. M. J. Mansfield, Democrat |i member of the House of Represen- | ! .!| tatives, President Roosevelt's per- |j sonal envoy on a mission to China |i last year, after conferring with |] President Truman, said the Presi- K dent was determined that the & 1 Japanese surrender must include g| outright capitulation of the Kwan- I tung Army in Manchuria and all $W other armed forces. r<; Mr. Mansfield pointed out to Mr. |-||| Truman that the Kwantung Army \<<m : on previous occasions acted entirely ft Is > independently of the Tokyo Govern- ! • ment, for instance in the invasion g ffu of Manchuria on September IS, 1931. | m

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TAKE SOME TIME, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 189, 11 August 1945

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TAKE SOME TIME Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 189, 11 August 1945

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