Territorial Clauses & Agreement Respecting the Disposition of Former Japanese Territories, Dec, 1949
- Dec. 15, 1949.
- CHAPTER II
- TERRITORIAL CLAUSES
The territory of Japan shall comprise the four principal Japanese islands of Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido and all adjacent minor islands, including the islands of the Inland Sea (Seto Naikai); Tsushima, Takeshima (Liancourt Rocks), Oki Retto, Sado, Okujiri, Rebun, Riishiri and all other islands in the Japan Sea (Nippon Kai) with
in a line connecting the father shores of Tsushima, Takeshima and Rebun; the Goto archipelago, the Ryukyu Islands north of 29° N. latitude, and other islands of the East China Sea east of longitude, and all other islands of the East China Sea east of longitude 127° east of Greenwich and north of 29° N. latitude; the Izu Islands southward to and including Sofu Gan (Lot’s Wife) and all other islands of the Philipine Sea nearer to the home islands than the islands identified above, with a three-mile belt of territorial waters, shall belong to Japan.
1. Japan hereby renounces on behalf of itself and its nationals all territorial and mandate rights, titles and claims outside the territorial area described in Article 3.
2. The Allied and Associated Powers retain their rights in respect to disposition of the territories referred to in the preceding paragraph which were under Japanese sovereignty, pending conclusion of an agreement or agreements among them providing for disposition of such territories.
- Agreement Respecting the Disposition of
- Former Japanese Territories
The Allied and Associated Powers party to the treaty of peace concluded with Japan on____________, 1950,dispose of the territories renounced
in this favor by Japan in that Treaty in the following manner :
The Allied and Associated Powers agree that the following territories shall be returned in full sovereignty to China:
The island of Taiwan (Formosa)and adjacent minor islands, including Agincourt (Hoka Sho), Crag (Menka Sho), Pinnacle (Kahei Sho), Samasana (Kasho To), Botel Tabago (Koto Sho), Little Botel Tabago (Shokoto Sho), Vele Reti Rocks (Shichisei Seki), and Lambay (Ryukyu Sho); together with the Pescadores Islands (Hoko Shoto); and all other islands to which Japan had acquired title within a line beginning at a point in 26゜N. latitude, 121 ゜E. longitude, and proceeding due east to 122゜30´E. longitude; thence due south to 21゜30´N. latitude; thence due west through the Bashi Channel to 119゜E. longitude; thence due north to a point in 24゜N. latitude; thence northeasterly to the point of beginning. This line in indicated on the map attached to the present Agreement.
The Allied and Associated Powers agree that the island of Sakhalin(Karafuto) south of 50 ゜N. latitude, and adjacent islands, including Totamoshiri (Kaiba To ,or Moneron), and Robben Island (Tyuleniy Ostrov, or Kaihyo To) and the Kuril Islands shall be transferred to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in full sovereignty.
The Allied and Associated Powers agree that there shall be transferred in full sovereignty to the Republic of Korea all rights and titles to the Korean Mainland territory and all offshore Korean islands, including Quelpart (Saishu To), the Nan how group (San To, or Komun Do) which forms port Hamilton (Tonaikai), Dagelet Island (Utsuryo To, or Matsu Shima), Liancourt Rocks (Takeshima), and all other islands and islets islets to which Japan had acquired title lying outside … and to the east of the meridian 124゜15´E. longitude , north of the parallel 33゜N. latitude, and west of a line from the seaward terminus of the boundary approximately three nautical miles from the mouth of the Tumen River to a point in 37゜30´N. latitude,132゜40 ´E. longitude. This line is indicated on the map attached to the present Agreement.
The Allied and Associated Powers undertake to support an application by the United States for the placing of the Bonin Islands (Ogasawara Gunto) including Rosario Island(Nishino Shima), the Volcano Islands (Kazan Retto), Parece Veln (Douglas Reef ), and Marcus Island(Minami tori Shi ma) under trusteeship in accordance with Articles 77,79 and 83 of the Charter of the United Nations, the trusteeship agreement to designate the islands as a strategic area and to provide that the United States shall be the administering authority.
The Allied and Associated Powers undertake to support an application of the United States for the placing of the Ryukyu Islands south of 29゜N. latitude under trusteeship in accordance with Article 77,79 and 85 of the Charter of the United Nations, the trusteeship agreement to provide that the United States is to be administering authority.
Done at the city of ------------in the English language, this -------day of ------,1950.