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117 Minute From Crawford To Westerman

21st October, 1955


At the meeting [1] with the Japanese Ambassador and Mr Uyama,
attended by Mr Meere and Mr Tange, the following agreement was

(1) The talks at which you and Mr Heyes will represent the
Commonwealth will be of an informal character, both sides
regarding them as exploratory of the problems facing both
countries. It will be a matter for later decision whether the
talks should develop into more formal discussions or negotiations.

(2) The opposite numbers for you and Heyes will be Messrs Yamamoto
and Uyama.

(3) The first meeting will take place on Monday, 31st October, at
11 a.m. at Trade and Customs Conference Room, thereafter at such
times and places as are convenient to you all.

(4) By private arrangement with Mr Tange, should questions
relating to Japanese businessmen, Japanese banking or triangular
relations with the United States come up, you would suggest
deferment of the questions pending participation in the talks of
an External Affairs representative.

1 See the penultimate paragraph of Document 115. The date of the
meeting is unknown.

Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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