146 Department of External Affairs to Legation in Washington
Cablegram 475 CANBERRA, 27 March 1946
Your F.E.C. Nos. 29 and 34.  Japanese Constitution.
We fully support Eggleston's attitude. Our policy is that we confine ourselves to insistence on a democratic system which can evolve its new constitution for itself. F.E.C. remains the final authority and can disapprove of any Constitution adopted by the Diet which is not in conformity with a democratic system. In the meantime we consider that F.E.C. should send S.C.A.P. a directive setting out the principles which should govern the achievement of a democratic Constitution in Japan.