SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1945
Takes Off From le IsleOn 2nd Leg of Trip
MANILA, Sunday, Aug. 19 (UP)—Thirteen military, naval and civilian Japanese plenipotentiaries arrived at'Ie Shima at midday Sunday en route to Manila where they will receive "certain requirements" from. Gen. Douglas MacArthur. for the unconditional surrender of Nippon. They are scheduled to arrive in Manila early Sunday evening "at Clark field.
The first plane, after circling the airstrip, several times,' landed, at 12:45 p. m. Sunday (Eastern longitude date). It was followed two minutes later by the .second Japanese plane. The envoys alighted at 12:55 p. m. •
Ribbon-bedecked Japanese army and navy officers accompanied 'by men who appeared to be personal representatives of Emperor Hirohito.reached the giant Superfortress air strip at 12:45 p.'m.Sunday, le time (9:45 p. m. MWT). '
Some Envoys Named)
(A. CBS. broadcast from le said that " the Japanese party comprised 16 high ranking- military and. civil personnel including- Kalabi TakashJma. vice chief of the 'Japanese imperial staff; Tatsuo Okosaki. chief of the foreign .. office research .division; Mario Ukawa, secretary of the. Foreign office'; Maj. Gen. Morakozu Amamo, chief of the first section army general staff; and Col. Arau Yamoto, chief of the sixth uection army general staff.)
CABINET AID TELLS JAPSOF COMPLETE DEFEAT
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18 (/P)—Hard-headed Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu Saturday flatly informed the Japanese they are 'a beaten people and must face thefacts.
"Unfortunately," a Domei news agency broadcast recorded by. the federal communications commission quoted him as saying at a press conference, "We have to face the fact that we have been defeated."
Shigemitsu, said another broadcast quoting the newspaper, Asahi, has been named liaison man between the imperial government • and Gen. MacArthur's occupation forces. ,' • . -
The foreign minister's warning that the people must pay the price for the busting of the imperialistic dream bubble came after four days of evasive, face-saving explanations of the Nipponese- surrender. • -
In plain words Shigemitsu recognized defeat and said: "This fact should be admitted as it is, and any overoptimistic view should be avoided. Every Japanese should repeatedly read; and realize, the terms of. the Potsdam declaration and carry them out courageously."
Shigemitsu told the press "it goes' without saying that it is necessary to change speedily our way of thinking." He added that "the price which must be. paid for this defeat in battle is very high, but as the consequence of such all-our war, that cannot be helped.
2A Salt Lake tribune Sunday, Aug. 19, 1945
JAPS CONQUERED AN EMPIRE,
LOST ALMOST EVERYTHING
From now on all Japan will control will be the home islands,
(shown in black), but at one time the N'ipponese control extend-
ed over a great portion of the globe (dotted line shows furthest
advance). Map shows additions and subtractions to empire.