File No. 763.72/4677½

The Japanese Ambassador ( Sato) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Lansing: Referring to our conversation of this morning, in order to avoid any possible misunderstanding, may I ask you to be good enough to give me a memorandum setting forth [Page 63] the main points of your suggestion about a Japanese mission to the United States as to the questions to be dealt with and the composition of the mission. Am I right to understand that the commission being “sentimental” as well as technical, is expected to discuss matters pertaining to supplies to European Allies, naval cooperation, financing China, as well as to exchange views on Far Eastern questions and possibly on the so-called Japanese-American problem. Am I also right to understand that either Root mission will visit Japan on its way home or a special mission will be sent to my country.

With high regard, I am [etc.]

Aimaro Sato