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[Title] Communications Exchanged in Connection with Surrender, Note of the Japanese Government of August 10 regarding Their Acceptance of the Provisions of the Potsdam Declaration

[Date] August 10, 1945
[Source] Nichibei kankei shiryo-shu 1945-97, p.13. Nihon senryo oyobi kanri juyo bunsho-shu, vol.1, gaimusho tokubetsushiryoka-hen, 1949, pp.13-18.
[Full text]

The Japanese Government are ready to accept the terms enumerated in the Joint Declaration which was issued at Potsdam on July 26th, 1945, by the heads of the Governments of the United States, Great Britain and China, and later subscribed by the Soviet Government, with the understanding that the said Declaration does not comprise any demand which prejudices the prerogatives of His Majesty as a sovereign ruler.