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Press Conference Statement by Prime Minister Suzuki

[Translation--Extracts]

[Tokyo,] July 28, 1945.

Premier Suzuki, at his press conference held at his Official Residence at 3 p.m. July 28, which lasted about an hour, answered questions on various government policies taken at his decisive stage of the war and expressed strong conviction of sure Japanese victory.

(Question): "What is the Premier's view regarding the Joint Proclamation by the three countries?"

(Answer): "I believe the Joint Proclamation by the three countries is nothing but a rehash of the Cairo Declaration. As for the Government, it does not find any important value in it, and there is no other recourse but to ignore it entirely and resolutely fight for the successful conclusion of this war"

Source: Foreign Relations of the United States: Conference of Berlin (Potsdam) , volume 2, 1293.

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