By Kimie Hara

After international struggle II, many neighborhood conflicts emerged within the Asia-Pacific, equivalent to the divided Korean peninsula, the Cross-Taiwan Strait, the ‘Northern Territories’, (Southern Kuriles) Takeshima (Dokdo), Senkaku (Diaoyu) and the Spratly (Nansha) islands difficulties. those and different disputes, equivalent to the Okinawa challenge with regards to the USA army presence within the sector, all proportion a tremendous universal starting place within the post-war disposition of Japan, rather the 1951 Peace Treaty. Signed by means of forty-nine nations in San Francisco, this multilateral treaty considerably formed the post-war overseas order within the sector, and with its linked safety preparations, laid the basis for the nearby chilly conflict constitution, the "San Francisco System."

This publication examines the background and modern implications of the "San Francisco System," with specific concentrate on its frontier difficulties. Drawing on vast archival study and in-depth research, Kimie Hara uncovers key hyperlinks among the local difficulties within the Asia-Pacific and their underlying organization with Japan, and explores the clues for his or her destiny answer in the multilateral context within which they originated. Cold warfare Frontiers within the Asia-Pacific will attract scholars and students attracted to diplomacy of the Asia-Pacific sector, diplomatic background and eastern diplomacy.

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25 March 1947 Draft, August 1947 Draft, January 1948 Draft Reopening of Peace Treaty Preparation and Sebald’s Commentary . . . 29 October 1949 Draft, November 1949 Draft Sebald’s Commentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 December 1949 Draft Dulles and Peace Treaty Drafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 August 1950 Draft, “Seven Principles,” March 1951 Draft British Drafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Longitude to a point in 44Њ N. longitude, and to the south of a line drawn due east on the parallel in 44Њ N. latitude. 102 Though Korea’s importance was secondary to Japan’s, the USA wished to retain it in the Western bloc. 103 State Department had not planned Korea’s inclusion as late as the November 2, 1949 draft,104 even though the UN General Assembly had formally recognized the ROK government on December 12, 1948. Korea was never legally at war with Japan, so there was difficulty over its participation in the peace treaty.

48 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The disposition of Korea in Article 2 (a) of the San Francisco Peace Treaty has two important implications for the “unresolved problems” of contemporary regional international relations. The first is the status, or recipient, of the “Korea” that Japan renounced. Although the Treaty stipulates Japan’s recognition of Korea’s independence, it does not specify to which government or state Korea was renounced.

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