JAPAN: Firm Foundation

John Foster Dulles left Tokyo this week after laying a firm foundation for a Japanese peace treaty. In companion statements, Dulles and Premier Shigeru Yoshida declared Japan's political and military alignment with the U.S.

Dulles said: "We foresee a peace treaty which would in simple terms formally end the war, restore full sovereignty to Japan, define the geographical area of that sovereignty, look forward to Japan's future membership in the United Nations, recognize Japan's inherent right of individual and collective self-defense . . ."

Yoshida answered: "We have the definite and heartwarming assurance of American determination ... to give Japan a...