353 Evatt to Embassy in Washington
Cablegram 511 CANBERRA, 14 September 1949
Your 837 (FEC 121).
Japanese participation in technical conferences.
We do not consider that Sub-Committee's  draft policy decision  meets the position. We are prepared to recognise that there are certain international technical conventions to which Japan might properly subscribe even before peace is signed and which might call for the exercise of some measure of additional responsibility by the Japanese themselves, in particular those conventions such as health conventions to which Japanese adherence is in the interests of all other countries. But as stated in our telegram 280 of 13th May the decision should in each case be made by F.E.C., and not by S.C.A.P. at his discretion.