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  • December 19, 1955

    Report No. 68 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on Japan's failure to join UN and Philippines' demand on reparations.

  • December 20, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 20 December 1955

    Nam Il and Ivanov discuss the agricultural tax and the issue of Soviet Koreans in the Party. In another meeting, Pak Jeong-ae assures Ivanov that the KWP CC is going to widely disseminate translations of speeches made by Bulganin and Khrushchev.

  • December 21, 1955

    Korean Mission in Japan, Conversation between head of Guard Section of Japanese Immigration Agency and Consul-General Choi

    Conversation between head of Guard Section of Japanese Immigration Agency and Consul-General Choi on conditions of Omura camp

  • December 21, 1955

    Report by Overton on his visit to Radio Free Europe in Munich

    Report by Foreign Office (IRD) official H.T.A. Overton on his visit to RFE between November 24 and November 27, 1955. The report is focused on RFE’s news and information operation and the balloon-leaflet operation. Overton viewed as RFE liabilities the extent of autonomy granted to its exile broadcasters, its non-official status, and its location in Bavaria. He notes an effort by Political Advisor William Griffith to encourage the national broadcast services to include more coverage of the Western world and to eliminate “the highly argumentative … script with no real substance to it.” Attached is an RFE summary of its Evaluation and Research Section and an RFE organizational chart.

  • December 21, 1955

    Concerning the Self-Confession Movement in the DPRK

    The letter and memorandum are both addressed to the chief of the Far East Department of the Soviet Foreign Ministry Ivan Kurdyukov. The contents primarily concern the "self-confession" movement in North Korea, which encourages confession to criminal acts against the state. Also covered are finance and accounting in North Korea.

  • December 21, 1955

    From the Journal of Pavel F. Yudin: Record of Conversation with Mao Zedong on 21 December 1955

    Mao Zedong discusses the progress of collectivizing agriculture in China as well as the state takeover of private industries in cities.

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter from Choi Duk-shin to Dr. Syngman Rhee

    Choi Duk Shin submits his "last report" as Corps Commander.

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Summary of press report on Japanese view on Japan-Korea relationship

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Talk with Major General Parks, General Lemnitzer on Korea-US relationship, Japanese politics, Japanese foreign relations

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Minister Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to the President

    Directions and recommended actions regarding Japanese policies and on Yiu [Yu Tae-ha].

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Meeting between Counselor Yiu Tai Ha [Yu Tae-ha] and Tooro Nakagawa regarding detainees of both countries, and Kim's conversation with Yiu on the matter

  • December 22, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 22 December 1955

    Nam Il explains that all Soviet Koreans are facing hostility from local Koreans due to the mistakes of a few individuals, who he says have warranted condemnation by failing to assimilate properly to political and private life in the DPRK. The two also discuss recent developments in Sweden's and Switzerland's efforts to reorganize the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission.

  • December 23, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 23 December 1955

    Ivanov meets with GDR Ambassador Richard Fischer, who reports although GDR Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl and Kim Il Sung have spoken about strengthening GDR-DPRK relations, East Germany is currently unable to supply further material aid to the DPRK.

  • December 24, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 24 December 1955

    Ambassador Ivanov speaks with Nam Il about Soviet Koreans’ citizenship and agricultural cooperatives.

  • December 26, 1955

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (A Brief Memorandum)

    A memorandum reviewing both Koreas' economic conditions and respective political makeups after the Korean War, and reconstruction efforts and agricultural shortages in North Korea.

  • December 27, 1955

    Minister Kim Yong-shik, 'Korean Plan for Negotiation as of December 27, 1955'

    ROK Plans for negotiation regarding reparation of Japanese in Korea and Koreans in Japan

  • December 27, 1955

    Korean Mission in Japan, 'Japanese Proposal on Detainees in Omura and Pusan as of Dec. 27, 1955'

    Japanese proposals for negotiation regarding reparation of Japanese in Korea and Koreans in Japan

  • December 28, 1955

    Letter, Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Report on the reception and reaction of the Japanese proposals and Korean plans

  • December 28, 1955

    Letter, President Syngman Rhee to Minister Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik]

    Directions and recommended actions regarding Japanese policies on detainees and evaluations of the related people, including Yiu [Yu] and Kagawa

  • December 28, 1955

    Soviet Memo, Excerpts of "Mardom," Newspaper of the People's Party of Iran

    This is a review of several newspaper articles from an October 8, 1955 issue. It included stories on the economic and poverty situation in Iran and a suggested solution of increasing trade with the Soviet Union to solve it, as well as commentary that if Iran joins a military pact it will put the military under control of the Americans and British.