Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
69 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
My immediately preceding telegram.
The following is the text of the document handed over to the United States Secretary of State by the Japanese Ambassador on 20 November:
‘1. Both the Governments of Japan and the United States undertake not to make any armed advance into any of the regions in South-Eastern Asia and the Southern Pacific area excepting the part of French Indo-China where Japanese troops are stationed at present.
‘2. The Japanese Government undertake to withdraw its troops now stationed in French Indo-China upon either the restoration of peace between Japan and China, or the establishment of an equitable peace in the Pacific area. In the meantime, the Government of Japan declares that it is prepared to remove its troops now stationed in the southern part of French Indo-China to the northern part of the said territory upon the conclusion of the present arrangement, which shall later be embodied in a final agreement.
‘4. The Governments of Japan and the United States mutually undertake to restore their commercial relations to those prevailing prior to the freezing of assets. The Government of the United States shall supply Japan with a required quantity of oil.