File No. 793.94/589d
The Secretary of State to Ambassador Page
Washington, November 6, 1917
For your information and appropriate publicity. Repeat to Paris, Berne, The Hague, Copenhagen, Christiania, Stockholm, Rome for similar use.
On November 2 I addressed Viscount Ishii, Special Japanese Ambassador, the following note giving the policy of the United States and Japan in regard to China: [Quotes notes exchanged, printed ante.]
Viscount Ishii, in his reply, confirmed verbatim the understanding set forth in my note.
In giving these communications to the press today I issued the following statement: [Quotes statement printed in Department’s telegram of November 5, 1917, to the American Embassy at Tokyo, printed ante.]