Chargé Wilson to the Secretary of State.
Tokyo , March 28, 1906.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose a translation of a very interesting editorial on the diplomacy of the present cabinet, which appeared this morning in the Jiji Shimpo, perhaps the most important independent newspaper in Japan.
It will be noted that this article urges upon the present cabinet as one of its most pressing duties the carrying out of the principle of equality of commercial opportunity in Manchuria.[Page 176]
In discussing the present political situation in China, the Jiji Shimpo lays great stress upon the need of a united policy on the part of the United States, Great Britain, and Japan for the maintenance of Chinese integrity and of the principle of the “open door.”
I have, etc.