File No. 123G98/31
The Emperor of Japan to the President
I desire to convey to you an expression of my profound sympathy in the loss which the American people have sustained by the death of his excellency, the Honorable George Wilkins Guthrie, Ambassador of the United States. He has done so much to inspire confidence and friendship in the relations between our two nations and has so worthily represented his country to which he has devoted his faithful service up to the end.