San Francisco Peace Treaty conference with Japan, in San Francisco, California. Beginning shows the War Memorial Opera House and Van Ness Avenue. U.S. President Harry S Truman steps to a podium, at the Opera House, to address delegates at the conference. With him on the stage are Dr. Warren Kelchner, Temporary Chairperson of the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference, Governor Earl Warren of California, and Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Next, Dean Acheson is seen seated at the center of a table with Dr. Kelchner, at his right, as Soviet representative Andrei A. Gromyko steps to the microphone and speaks. (Narrator says he raises complaint about rules of procedure.) Dean Acheson removes his translating headset in frustration. Next, a representative of Poland comes to the microphone, and calls for delays. View of delegates in the audience. New Zealand representative, Sir Carl August Berendsen, takes the stand to renounce delaying tactics. Audience members applaud. Carlos P. Rómulo, of the Philippines, speaks in support of the treaty. John foster Dulles, of the United States, steps to the podium to speak for the treaty. Next, Japanese Premier, Shigeru Yoshida, referring to notes in a roll of paper, endorses the treaty. Audience applauds. Secretary of State Acheson is seen signing the treaty for the United States, followed by representatives of: Australia; Cambodia; Great Britain; Ceylon; France; Indonesia; Philippines; and Pakistan. Next, the Japanese delegation comes forward, and Prime Minster Shingera Yoshida, signs the historic document. Closeups of ordinary Japanese from all walks of life. Japanese people commuting to work.
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