【PART 4】 The Mystery of Security Treaty Village (2): The UN Charter and the Postwar World


12】 Truth about the “postwar mystery”: UN Charter Article 107


Like Article 53, Article 107 of the UN Charter is also an enemy state clause. Please observe the quote below. The wording might seem a little difficult, but it basically states that none of the articles in the UN Charter are applied to postwar procedures taken by victorious countries against “enemy states (defeated states).”

Article 107

Nothing in the present Charter shall invalidate or preclude action, in relation to any state which during the Second World War has been an enemy of any signatory to the present Charter, taken or authorized as a result of that war by the Governments having responsibility for such action.

Upon reading this article, I could not help but let out an audible gasp. This article is the very answer to the “mystery of Okinawa” that I discussed in PART 1. It is also the truth about the huge airspace in the Tokyo metropolitan area under the control of U.S. Forces. It’s a long story, but I assure you it’s worth it.