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. 
[AA:A1838, 535/2, i]