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  • July 31, 1957

    Letter from Choi Duk Shin to Senator William F. Knowland

    Based on his recent travels, Choi Duk Shin offers three perspectives on the political thoughts of developing nations in Southeast Asia possess towards communism.

  • August 01, 1957

    Political Report No. 8 from Ambassador Yu Taik Kim [Kim Yu-taik] to the Office of the President

    Ambassador Kim briefs Syngman Rhee on the Communist China's attack on Kishi Administration, US-Japan joint committee to be set up, and Japan's preparation for UN General Assembly.

  • August 08, 1957

    Letter No. 84 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee warns Choi about possible Japanese influence on U.S. dignitaries, listing past remarks as examples.

  • August 17, 1957

    Letter No. 42 from Tai Ha Yiu [Yu Tae-ha] of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Yu briefs Syngman Rhee on a meeting with Uemura Kentaro, regarding the pullout of US forces from Japan and Japanese defense forces problem.

  • December, 1957

    Draft Letter from Mrs. Rhee to Minister in Vietnam

  • December 10, 1957

    Letter, Korean Mission in Japan to Syngman Rhee

    Report about a meeting with Baldwin and Cary of the AP regarding Eisenhower's attendance at the NATO Conference and attempted assassination of Sukarno.

  • December 26, 1957

    Letter No. 104 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    Syngman Rhee claims that Japan and Communism pose equal threats to Asia, and discusses the attitudes of the United States, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Thailand toward this "two-fold" danger.

  • June 04, 1959

    Text of the Letter from Ishibashi Tanzan to the Premier dated 4 June 1959

    Ishibashi Tanzan sent a letter to Zhou Enlai, asking for assistance on the idea that "the People's Republic of China and Japan are to be united as if they are one country to keep peace in Far East and promote world peace, and will base every policy on this principle."

  • September 13, 1959

    Record of the Second Conversation between Comrade Liao Chengzhi and Ishibashi Tanzan

    During a conversation with Ishibashi Tanzan, Liao Chengzhi claimed that "preconditions are needed for further cooperation" to promote Sino-Japanese friendly relations. To eliminate mistrust, Liao Chengzhi asked Japan to abolish the U.S. military bases.

  • September 14, 1959

    Record of the Third Conversation between Comrade Liao Chengzhi and Ishibashi Tanzan

    During a conversation with Liao Chengzhi, Ishibashi Tanzan asked him to "for a friendly Sino-Japanese relationship based on the acknowledgment of the established Japanese-American relations."

  • October 23, 1959

    Record of Conversation between Vice Premier Chen Yi and Matsumura Kenzo

    Matsumura Kenzo met with Chen Yi, the Vice Premier, and talked about the upcoming United Nations General Assembly and Sino-Japanese trade.

  • October 01, 1962

    Research Memorandum RFE-44 from Roger Hilsman to Acting Secretary, 'Japan’s Reaction to a Chinese Communist Nuclear Detonation'

    This “Limited Distribution” report on possible Japanese reactions did not anticipate that a test would cause basic changes in US-Japan security relations or in Tokyo’s general approach to nuclear weapons.

  • April 28, 1964

    Record of President Liu’s Meeting with Pak Se-chang,the New Korean Ambassador to China

    Liu greeted New North Korean diplomat in Beijing 1964. They talked about China-DPRK alliance and relations with Japan.

  • May 23, 1966

    Record of Conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Comrade Pak Seong-cheol

    Pak Seong-cheol explains North Korea's military policies and stances toward reunification, Japan, and military relations with the Soviet Union.

  • October 20, 1966

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in the Soviet Union to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Hungarian Embassy reports on North Korea's relations with the Soviet Union and China and Japan's foreign relations.

  • April 14, 1967

    Intelligence Note 292 from Secret Allan Evans to the Acting Secretary, 'Japanese Expert Considers Nuclear Defense'

    INR assessed several recent newspaper articles by Kiichi Saeki, a defense expert close to the government, whose thinking was “noteworthy for [its] frank consideration of Japan’s need for nuclear-defense planning to cope with Communist China’s growing potential.”

  • January 30, 1969

    Note Gérard de la Villesbrunne to the Foreign Minister, 'New Interest of Western Diplomacy towards China: Hopes and Illusions'

    The French Consul General in Hong Kong notes a spike in China's diplomatic activities with Western Europe, Japan, and the U.S., but concludes that China, "still concerned by internal questions, does not seem to be willing to respond to the openings of non-communist countries with as much enthusiasm as hoped for in the West."

  • January 27, 1970

    Memorandum, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Hungarian report on the meeting between the Soviet DPRK Ambassador and North Korean Foreign Minister. The Foreign Minister expresses his views and concerns on Japan's role in Asia.

  • February 27, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari writes Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan about ROK-Japan relationship: an ROK Foreign Ministry request to ban all trade between DPRK and private Japanese firms and the Japanese allowance of U.S. military bases in Japan on the basis of ROK defense.

  • April 24, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Joint Communique between DPRK and PRC

    The joint communique issued by the governments of the DPRK and PRC stressed the strengthening alliance between the two countries, the U.S. as the main agressor, the hope for reunification of the Koreas and Chinas, and the condemnation of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.