182 Commonwealth Government to Addison
Cablegram 231 CANBERRA, 12 August 1945
MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET
Your telegram 289. 
In view of terms of message to the Japanese Government  and of the Potsdam declaration , we take it that culpability and trial of the Emperor for war crimes will remain a question for determination by the Allied authorities subsequent to surrender.
We would be glad of your confirmation of this as a matter of urgency.