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Originally Posted by Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
AG 091(29 JanUARY 46) GS (29 January 1946)

(SCAPIN - 677)

THROUGH : Central Liaison office, Tokyo
SUBJECT : Governmental and Administrative Separation of
: Certain Outlying Areas from Japan.

1. The Imperial Japanese Government is directed to cease
exercising or attempting to exercise, governmental or adminis-
trative authority over any area outside of Japan, or over any
government officials and employees or any other persons within
such areas.

2. Except as authorized by this Headquarters, the Imperial
Japanese Government will not communicate with government officials
and employees or with any other persons outside of Japan for any
purposes other than the routine operation of authorized shipping,
communications and weather services.

3. For the purpose of this directive, Japan is defined to
include the four main islands of Japan(Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu
and Shikoku) and the approximately 1,000 smaller adjacent islands,
including the Tsushima Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands
north of 30° North Latitude (excluding Kuchinoshima Island); and
excluding (a) Utsuryo(Ullung) Island, Liancourt Rocks( Take Is-
land) and Quelpart (Saishu or Cheju) Island, (b) the Ryukyu
(Nansei) Islands south of 30° North Latitude(including Kuchino-
shima Island), the Izu, Nanpo, Bonin (Ogasawara) and Volcano
(Kazan or Iwo) Island Groups, and all other outlying Pacific Is-
lands including the Daito(Ohigashi or Oagari) Island Group,
and Parece Vela (Okinotori), Marcus (Minami-tori) and Ganges
(Nakano-tori) Islands, and (c) the Kurile (Chishima) Islands,
the Habomai (Hapomaze) Island Group (including Suisho, Yuri, Aki-
yuri, Shibotsu and Taraku Islands) and Shikotan Island.

4. Further areas specifically excluded from the governmental
and administrative jurisdiction of the Imperial Japanese Govern-
ment are the following: (a) all Pacific Islands seized or occu-
pied under mandate or otherwise by Japan since the beginning of
the World War in 1914, (b) Manchuria, Formosa and the Pescadores,
(c) Korea, and (d) Karafuto.

5. The definition of Japan contained in this directive
shall also apply to all future directives, memoranda and
orders from this Headquarters unless otherwise specified

6. Nothing in this directive shall be construed as
an indication of Allied policy relating to the ultimate
determination of the minor islands referred to in Article 8
of the Potsdam Declaration.

7. The Imperial Japanese Government will prepare and
submit to this Headquarters a report of all governmental
agencies in Japan the functions of which pertain to areas
outside of Japan as defined in this directive. Such report
will include a statement of the functions, organization and
personnel of each of the agencies concerned.

8. All records of the agencies referred to in para-
graph 7 above will be preserved and kept available for in-
spection by this Headquarters.


Colonel, AGD.
Asst Adjutant General.

8-C. SCAPIN 1033
Originally Posted by Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers

APO 500

22 June 1946
AG 800.217 (22 June 46) NR
(SCAPIN 1033)


THROUGH : Central Liaison Office, Tokyo.

SUBJECT : Area Authorized for Japanese Fishing and Whaling.
References : (a) FLTLOSCAP Serial No. 80 of 27 September 1945.
(b) SCAJAP Serial No.42 of 13 October 1945.
(c) SCAJAP Serial No.587 of 3 November 1945.

1. The provisions of references (a) and (b), and paragraphs 1 and 3 of reference (c) in so far as they relate to authorization of Japanese fishing areas, are rescinded.

2. Effective this date and until further notice Japanese fishing whaling and similar operations are authorized within the area bounded as follows : From a point midway between Nosappu Misaki and Kaigara Jima at approximately 43°23′North Latitude, 145°51′East Longitude ; to 43°North Latitude, 146°30′East Longitude : thence to 45°North Latitude, 165°East Longitude : thence south along 165th Meridian to 24°North Latitude ; west along the 24th Parallel to 123°East Longitude ; thence north to 26°North Latitude, 123°East Longitude ; thence to 32°30′North Latitude, 125°East Longitude ; thence to 33°North Latitude, 127°40′ East Latitude ; thence to 40°North Latitude, 135°East Longitude ; to 45°30′ North Latitude, 145°East Longitude rounding Soya Misaki at a distance of three (3) miles from shore ; south along 145th Meridian to a point three (3) miles off the coast of Hokkaido ; thence along a line three (3) miles off the coast of Hokkaido rounding Shiretoko Saki and passing through Nemuro Kaikyo to the starting point midway between Nosappu Misaki and Kaigara Jima.

3. Authorization in paragraph 2 above is subject to the following provisions ;

(a) Japanese vessels will not approach closer than twelve (12) miles to any island within the authorized area which lies south of 30°North Latitude with the exception of Sofu Gan. Personnel from such vessels will not land on islands lying south of 30° North Latitude, except Sofu Gan. nor have contact with any inhabitants thereof.

(b) Japanese vessels or personnel thereof will not approached closer than twelve (12) miles to Takeshima (37°15′ North Latitude, 131°53′ East Longitude) nor have any contact with said island.

4. The present authorization does not established a precedent for any further extension of authorized fishing areas.

5. The present authorization is not an expression of allied policy relative to ultimate determination of national jurisdiction, international boundaries or fishing rights in the area concerned or in any other area.


(SGN'ed by)
Colonel, AGD,
Adjutant General.lexco at Japan forum

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