Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Bold 1955 treaty offer to U.S. revealed
On July 27, the Japanese government released a new document which was written exactly 55 years ago during the administration of Ichiro Hatoyama. This document was a draft of a treaty which would have replaced the 1951 security treaty between America and Japan. Had this treaty been adopted, U.S. forces would have withdrawn from Japan. Japan presented this new treaty to America on August 30, 1955. America refused to sign the agreement.