File No. 793.94/589d

The Secretary of State to Ambassador Page


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.]