File No. 893.00/2618
Chargé Wheeler to the Secretary of State
Tokyo , June 18, 1917, 4 p.m .
Today the Minister for Foreign Affairs gave me a copy of the memorandum handed on June 15, to the Secretary of State by Ambassador Sato. Mr. Shidehara informs me that telegram from the latter received this morning advises that the Secretary of State “expressed himself as quite in accord with the deep sense of the memorandum and stated that from more recent developments in China he was inclined to think the necessity for presenting an identic representation such as had been suggested had now disappeared.”