Japan pressed U.S. in 1957 summit for deadline on Okinawa's returntags: World War II, Japan, United States, Okinawa
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi pressed U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower at a summit in 1957 to consider setting a deadline for returning Okinawa, saying the Japanese public might otherwise become nervous about U.S. intentions, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday.
The talks, 15 years before Okinawa's 1972 return to Japan following U.S. rule after World War II, underscored Kishi's readiness to work for Okinawa in addition to revising an original Japan-U.S. security treaty that Tokyo had seen as unequal.
But the Japanese leader endorsed the continuing presence of U.S. forces in Okinawa, saying they are "needed for the security of the Far East."...
comments powered by Disqus
- A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress
- Tribes See Name on Oregon Maps as Being Out of Bounds
- Holy Haystacks! Researchers Have Officially Discovered A New Monet
- Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin, Ben E. King -- all honored by the Library of Congress
- StoryCorps to Launch Global Expansion With $1M TED Prize
- OAH denounces anti-gay legislation signed by Indiana governor
- Emory’s Leslie Harris says we should remember the racist roots of American colleges as we think about what went wrong at OU and other schools
- Stanford historian looks to the U.S. Postal Service to map the boom and bust of 19th-century American West
- U.S. historian denounces Japanese scholars' statement over wartime sexual slavery
- Timothy V Johnson Named Head of Tamiment Library