The US and Japanese peace council and the signing of the peace treaty.
Tokyo, Japan and Washington, United States of America
Tokyo: LS. Notice on building 'Allied Council for Japan'. Various shots of council in session. MS. General Matthew B Ridgway, c-in-c Atlantic Pact Forces. LS. General Ridgway speaking.
NATURAL SOUND: (Ridgway speaking. 'At that moment Japan will be restored to full sovereignty and independence. At that same hour the occupation of Japan will terminate. The office and functions of the supreme command for the allied powers will cease to exist.'
Washington: LS. Dean Acheson, US Secretary of State, and Ryuji Takeuchi, Japanese charge d'affaires, seated on rostrum. MS. Takeuchi signing, pan to Acheson signing. CU. The signature. CU. John Foster Dulles, foreign policy advisor to Governor Dewey and chief architect of the treaty. LS. Piles of documents. LS. Acheson and Takeuchi shaking hands. LS. Opening the Japanese Embassy gates. MS. Key of the Japanese embassy being handed to Takeuchi. CU. Putting up the Japanese Embassy notice outside the door. LS. Putting up the Japanese flag outside the embassy building.