Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
485 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom1
The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom1
After further consideration of the question of New Zealand's participation with other British Commonwealth forces in the occupation of Japan, the New Zealand Government agree to the provision of one brigade group.
It is proposed that this force should be made available for a period of six months' service in Japan and that its subsequent withdrawal or replacement would be subject to review before the expiration of that period. The brigade group will be obtained from single men of later reinforcements of the 2nd NZEF now in the Mediterranean area.