該文件刊於1946年10月16日，當時大日本帝國政府還存在，實施著明治憲法。所以文中的Japan，是大日本帝國Japan Empire, Japan (Meiji)。此外，當時在台灣的大日本帝國國民約有630萬人。
United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1946. The Far East (1946) date of 16 October 1946
"In particular, it is considered that exemption from Japanese jurisdiction was not intended to be accorded the estimated 20,000 persons in Japan claiming to be Taiwanese; these persons throughout the war were enemy nationals and according to Japanese law still retain Japanese nationality, excepting only those who have individually divested them-selves thereof in accordance with established procedure."
http://images.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/EFacs/1946v08/reference/frus.frus1946v08.i0009.pdf page 358