Interim Korean administration agreed
15 August. Japanese authorities, concerned to safeguard Japanese lives and property until Allied forces arrive, seek to form an interim administration in Korea controlled by Koreans. There are few suitable candidates. Concerned to safeguard the position of the exiled Korean Provisional Government in Chungking, the approach is rejected by the rightist, Song Chinu. However, their proposal is hesitantly accepted by the prominent nationalist and moderate leftist, Yŏ Unhyŏng, on the condition that political prisoners are released and there is no further Japanese interference in Korean affairs.