Trade with Japan

January 9, 1952

Report Outline
Foreign Trade Under Restored Japanese Sovereignty
International Trade Position of Japan
Future Outlook for Japanese Trade
Special Focus

Foreign Trade Under Restored Japanese Sovereignty

Pending peace settlement and security pact issues

Reporting to Congress in the 1952 State of the Union message that “real progress along the road to peace” had been made in 1951, President Truman asked early and favorable action by the Senate on the peace treaty with Japan, signed at San Francisco last Sept. 8, and the accompanying security pacts with Japan and other countries of the Pacific.

The peace treaty and Japanese-American security pact were ratified by Japan last November. Great Britain was the first Allied nation to ratify the peace settlement; its formal instrument of ratification was deposited with the Government of the United States on Jan. 3, 1952.

If all goes as expected, most of the non-Communist nations which were at war with Japan will complete ratification of the Western peace settlement during the early months of 1952. Now that Japan and Great Britain have acted, the peace treaty will go into effect as soon as it is ratified by the United States and any four of the following Allied nations: Australia, Canada, Ceylon, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the Philippine Republic.

ISSUE TRACKER for Related Reports
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May 31, 1991  The U.S. And Japan
Apr. 09, 1982  Tensions in U.S.-Japanese Relations
Jul. 01, 1977  Japanese Elections
Mar. 04, 1970  Emergent Japan
Jun. 25, 1969  Okinawa Question
Jan. 05, 1966  Rising Japanese Nationalism
Jun. 02, 1960  Japan: Disturbed Ally
Nov. 18, 1959  Japanese Competition in International Trade
May 11, 1955  Relations With Japan
Nov. 03, 1954  Japan's Economy
Jan. 09, 1952  Trade with Japan
Feb. 28, 1951  Japan and Pacific Security
Sep. 19, 1947  Peace with Japan
Aug. 14, 1945  Emperor of Japan
Nov. 03, 1944  Russo-Japanese Relations
Dec. 09, 1939  The United States and Japan's New Order in Asia
Dec. 05, 1938  Japan and the Open Door Policy
Apr. 29, 1935  Japanese Foreign Trade Expansion
May 11, 1934  Japanese Policy in Asia
Oct. 12, 1932  Japanese-American Relations
Mar. 17, 1932  Boycotts and Embargoes
Feb. 10, 1932  Militarism Vs. Liberalism in Japan
Bilateral and Regional Trade
Regional Political Affairs: East Asia and the Pacific