The 6th amended draft of the treaty was made on December 29th 1949. The article 3 clearly mentioned Takeshima (Liancourt Rocks) to be Japanese territory, thanks to Sebald's telegram and W. Walton Butterworth's letter. The article 6 is about the islands which Japan should rerutn to Korea - of course, it didn't include Liancourt Rocks.
1.The Territory of Japan shall comprise the four principal Japanese islands of Honshu,
Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido and all adjacent minor islands, including the
islands of the Inland sea(seto Naikai); Tsushima,Takeshima
(Liancourt Rocks), Oki retto, Sado, Okujiri, Rebun, Riishiri and all
other islands in the Japan Sea (Nippon Kai) within a line connecting the farther
shores of Tsushima, Takeshima and Rebun; the Goto archipelago, the Ryukyu
Islands north of 29° N. Latitude, and all other islanls of the East China Sea
east of longtude 127° east of Greenwich and north of 29°N. Latitude; the Izu
Islands southward to end including Sofu Gan (lot’s Wife) and all other islands
of the Philippine Sea nearer to the four principal islands than the islands
named; and the Habomai group and Shikotan lying to the east and south of a line
extending from a point in 43°35′ N.Lati- tude, 145°35′ E. logitude to a point in
44°N. latitude, 146°30′ E. longitude, and to the south of a line drawn due east
on the parsllel in 44°
N.tude. All of the islands identified above, with a three-mile
belt of territorial waters, shall belong to
Japan hereby renounces in favor Korea all rights and titles to the Korean mainland territory and all offshore Korean islands, including Quelpart (Saishu To), the Nan How group (San To, or Komun Do) which forms Port Hamilton (Tonaikai), Dagelet Island (Utsuryo To, or Matsu Shima), and all other offshore Korean islands and islets to which Japan had acquired title".
To: NA - Mr. Allison
From: - NA R. Fearey
Subject: Japanese TreatyAttached is a new draft of the treaty. The principal changes,
comparing it with the November 2 draft, are as follows:
Burma, Indonesia, and Pakistanhave been added to the list of principal signatories (those attending the negotiating conference) and Ceylonand to the other signatories. Korea
2. Chapter I on Basic Principles has been partly redrafted,
without any great change in substance.
3. The Habomais and Shikotan and Liancourt Rocks
have been include within the new
4. The six articles at the end of the territorial chapter have
been combined in two.
(Drafts embodying Sebold's proposal for a very brief territorial
chapter in which Japan would simply renounce all rights and titles to areas which it is not to keep and the Allied and Associated Powers would dipose of those areas in a separate agreement, were prepared and considered, but it was decided after
talking with Mr. Fisher that this arrangement would weaken our hold on Fomasa, Sahalien, and the Kuriles if the Chinese and Soviets did not participate, and the idea was accordingly dropped.)
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On the whole we have gone quite far in adopting Sebald’s suggestions, and have adopted two of the three advanced by General MacArthur.
No distribution of this draft is being made for the present. I am preparing a new commentary to go with it.