File No. 763.72/5377

The Chargé in Japan ( Wheeler ) to the Secretary of State


Your telegram of June 14, 5 p.m.1 The Japanese extraordinary commission to the United States consists of Viscount Kikujiro Ishii, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, with the following suite: Vice Admiral Isamu Takeshita of the Imperial Navy; Maj. Gen. Hisaichi Sugano of the Imperial Army; Mr. Matsuzo Nagai, secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs; Commander Masa Takaando of the Imperial Navy; Maj. Seiji Tanikawa of the Imperial Army; Vice Consul Tadanao Imai. The above names are given in order of rank and precedence. The last named is now [Page 104] stationed at Honolulu and will join the party at San Francisco. Mr. Tashiro Owaku without rank is attached to the mission as chancellor. In accordance with a suggestion from the Japanese Ambassador at Washington that a later arrival would likely be better to conform with the President’s engagements it has been decided to postpone departure until about the middle of July.1

  1. Ante, p. 95.
  2. The mission arrived at San Francisco, Aug. 13. See footnote 1, ante, p. 20.