Japan and Pacific Security

Archive Report

New Effort to Make Peace Eith Japan

Prospects for early conclusion of a Japanese peace settlement have been measurably advanced by the series of exploratory discussions which John Foster Dulles recently conducted in Japan, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand. A previous attempt to conclude peace with Japan, initiated by the United States in 1947, was abandoned when Moscow objected to the proposed treaty-making procedure. Although the Soviet government is expected to persist in its objections, it is believed that they will not now be allowed to prevent a settlement between Japan and those nations prepared to terminate the state of war that still technically exists five and one-half years after V-J Day. On his return to Washington, Feb. 25, Dulles said “We are in ...

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