File No. 701.9411/177
The Japanese Ambassador to the Secretary of State
Washington, June 14, 1917.
Sir: Pursuant to instructions from Viscount Motono, I have the honor to inform you that Viscount Kikujiro Ishii, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, was on June 13 appointed to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and ordered to proceed to the United States. His suite will be composed of Isamu Takeshita, Vice Admiral, I. J. N.; Hisaichi Sugano, Major General, I. J. A.; Matsuzo Nagai, Secretary of the Foreign Office; Masataka Ando, Commander, I. J. N.; Seiji Tanikawa, Infantry Major, I. J. A.; and Tadanao Imai, Vice Consul.