the Japanese has been on board exactly 10 minutes.
Swarms of United States aircraft
flying formation overhead as the ceremony ends.
The final United Nations victory has been won.
The war is over.
Peace is here.
In the 1943 Human Rights Treaty of Cairo in Egypt,
and the 1945 German Potsdam Proclamation,
British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill,
US. President Harry Truman,
and Soviet Marshall Josef Stalin
ordered Japan to return to China
all ceded territories
of the 1895 Shimonoseki Treaty.
It is at this point
that the Diaoyu Islands issue
could have been easily resolved.
The Diaoyu, or Senkaku Islands as they are now called by Japan
were not part of the Shimonoseki Treaty,
because Meiji Imperial Japan had annexed the islands in 1895
in a moral infringement against China's sovereignty.
Japan treated the islands as the war booty,
and incorporated them as part of the Okinawa Prefecture.
This is the historic truth
that the Japanese government
continues to ignore today.
In this connection
it is interesting to know that only in 1900
that the Imperial Japan had adopted the name Senkaku for these islands
that had always been known since ancient times by their Chinese name, the Diaoyu Islands.
In the 1951 San Fransisco Treaty between Japan and USA
the Diaoyu Islands was placed under the administration of the United States.
both Beijing and Taiwan
protested this US administration of the Diaoyu Islands.
Neither the People's Republic of China nor Taiwan
were consulted nor invited at the signatories to the 1951
San Fransisco Peace Treaty.
This clearly demonstrates the political climate of those days,
which was dictated by cold war hysteria.
This is the big picture
an official television report to the nation
from the United States Army.
Now to show you part of the big picture,
here is Sergeant Stuart Quinn.