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67 Decision 53(Pm) Of Prime Minister's Committee Of Cabinet

17th August, 1954


Submission No. 30-Australian Policy Towards Japan
The Committee inclined to the opinion that, in handling issues
involving our relations with Japan, Australia should give special
attention to the need to prevent the formation of a close alliance
between Japan and Communist China; and that Australia should be
guided by the principle of allowing Japan, through co-operation
with non-communist nations, to have reasonable facilities for
taking a part in her own defence, for meeting her economic
difficulties by expanding her export trade, and for developing her
political and economic life and institutions in a way that will
strengthen Japan's association with the West.

[AA : A4906/XMI, VOLUME 1]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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