Up to last week the U.S. Government had every reason to believe that its initial one-power occupation of Japan was acceptable to Great Britain, China and Russia. They had every reason to believe that eventually they would have a nominal share in the job.

But they wanted more than a nominal share. Since August, when the U.S. offered to set up an Allied Advisory Committee in Washington (but not an Allied Control Council in Japan), the War and State Departments had been under quiet but heavy pressure to let the other powers in on the Tokyo show.

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