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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Property Commissions Established pursuant to Art. 15 Peace Treaty with Japan (1951)

Nisuke Ando†, Shotaro Hamamoto

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 October 2022


Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 After the surrender of Japan in 1945 ending World War II, the victorious Allied Powers occupied Japan to guarantee the implementation of surrender terms pursuant to the Instrument of Surrender signed on 2 September 1945 (Occupation, Belligerent; Occupation, Pacific). The occupation lasted until the entry into force of the Treaty of Peace with Japan (Peace Treaty with Japan [1951]; Treaties, Conclusion and Entry into Force), and during the six-year long occupation, various forms of reparations were demanded from and made by Japan in addition to the return of the...
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