File No. 761.94/113
Ambassador Guthrie to the Secretary of State
Tokyo, August 16, 1916, 1 p.m.
Embassy’s telegram of July 16, 3 p.m. I am confidentially informed that it is understood that there is included in the new Russo-Japanese convention a further clause in which it is provided that after the present war Japanese troops will be permitted largely to replace the Russian troops formerly stationed at Manchuria.