S: Japan's Documents During WWII
FC: Japan's Documents During WWII Joseph Myers Nick Lucas
1: Instrument of Surrender- Was the treaty signed by Japan that ended World War 2. The treaty was signed by officials from Japan, China, America, England, the Soviet Union, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. The document was signed on a ship called the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September, 2nd, 1945. The ceremony of signing the treaty was broadcasted on worldwide television and lasted about 23 minutes. The document was put in exhibit at the National Archives.
2: Fourteen Part Message- This letter was Japan’s reply to the letter that was written to the Emperor of Japan. This letter was written on December 7th, 1941. They stated that they did not like the claims that America was making. They said that the soldiers that are in Indo-China are maintaining peace and that America has been trying to disturb the peace between Japan and China. Japan believed that the U.S. was trying to disturb peace with Japan and other countries.
3: Message from President to Emperor of Japan- This message was sent to the Emperor of Japan by the President of the U.S. on December 6th, 1941. The President wrote this letter to him to try and maintain peace throughout the world. He wanted to make sure that they could still have peace with one another. He also tried to persuade the Emperor into pulling Japanese soldiers out of Indo-China, he believed that this would maintain peace throughout the world and he said that the U.S. wouldn’t invade Indo-China even if troops were pulled out.