Japan: Rising Sun Notes

for The U.S. War Against Asia
by William P. Meyers

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Notes from The Rising Sun, The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945 by John Toland

Book Club Edition, Random House, New York, copyright 1970

On August 15, the Emperor’s official reply was transmitted to the allies, accepting their conditions. This was followed by his radio speech to the nation (which was recorded, then broadcast). [1035-1038]

The Chinese communists and nationalists began arguing even before the official Japanese surrender, each wanting to accept the surrendering troops (and their weapons) in China. “Red Chinese plans for postwar domination were hobbled by their ideological comrades in Moscow. On the day before Japan’s surrender, Molotov signed accords with Nationalist China. It was an affront that would plague Soviet-Red China rapport for decades. [1068]

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