Cablegram Department 111 TOKYO, 24 October 1946, 4 p.m.
Your 137-Land Reform. 
1. My recommendations concerning land reform were supported
completely by the Chinese member and in part by the Soviet member
who, however, made several additional proposals, including
confiscation of land over a certain area, which were inconsistent
with British and Chinese proposals.
2. The land reform act was warmly approved by MacArthur. It
included all my proposals  in substance and detail except that
it omitted 2 supplementary safeguards which I had recommended.
3. There was no S.C.A.P. directive implementing the Council's
recommendations but I understand that S.C.A.P. informed the
Japanese Government that it should prepare a new bill
incorporating my proposals and S.C.A.P. administration gave
detailed and positive help in drafting the Bill.
4. Only one copy of translated bill available here. Shall
endeavour to secure copy to send you immediately.