Minister Griscom to the Secretary of State .
Tokyo , November 10, 1905 .
Sir: I have the honor to confirm the following telegram sent you this afternoon:
Tenth. Copyright convention signed to-day.
At 4 o’clock this afternoon, at the foreign office, the copyright convention between the United States and Japan was signed by [Page 983] Count Katsura, as minister for foreign affairs, and by me. The English and Japanese texts are inclosed herewith. At the request of the Japanese Government, who foresaw possible doubt as to the meaning of the word “published “as used in Article III, I exchanged notes with Count Katsura, concurring in the interpretation “published for the first time.” Copies of the notes exchanged are also transmitted herewith.
I have, etc.,