Shortly before 05:00, as his rebels continued their search, Major Hatanaka went to the NHK studios and was desperately trying to breathe a little to explain what he did.  Just over an hour after receiving a call from the Eastern District Army, Hatanaka finally gave up. He rounded up his officers and left the NHK studio.  Meanwhile, the emperor met on the afternoon of August 8, before the Soviet Union entered the war or bombing of Nagasaki, with Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo. Shortly after the war, Togo confirmed that the emperor declared that the war was to end at that meeting. New evidence now confirms Togo`s assertion that it was the atomic bomb that prompted the emperor to end the war. The Japanese army, which was used by force in Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Taiwan and other places for Japan`s economic advantage, was not rewarded by them after the war. This caused a great deal of suffering, but the Hong Kong Reparation Association`s 1993 applications to a Tokyo District Court failed in 1999. The court acknowledged the suffering of the people of Hong Kong, but justified this decision by the fact that the Japanese government did not have specific laws on military compensation and that the United Kingdom was a signatory to the Treaty of San Francisco.
  Some proponents of Taiwan`s independence argue that the language of the San Francisco Peace Treaty demonstrates the idea that Taiwan is not part of the Republic of China, since it does not explicitly indicate Taiwan`s sovereignty status after the Japanese renunciation. In 1955, U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, co-author of the San Francisco Peace Treaty, confirmed that the Taiwan Treaty had not yielded to anyone. According to him, Japan has “renounced only sovereignty over Taiwan.”  Dulles stated that America “cannot therefore accept that Taiwan`s provision is merely an internal problem for China.”  This legal justification is rejected by both the PRC government and the ROC government, both of which base their rights over Taiwan on Japan`s surrender instrument, which accepts the Potsdam Declaration and the Cairo Declaration. However, the treaty provides that Japan relinquished its sovereignty over Taiwan effective April 28, 1952; it is not recognized that Taiwan`s territorial sovereignty was transferred to a party prior to that date.