893.51/2163: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Morris) to the Acting Secretary of State

A memorandum from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs dated 2nd, while concurring in principal with the suggestion made in your telegram of February 21st, 4 p.m.,87 adds that:88

“Inasmuch, however, as England and France are deeply interested in this question, it is deemed best that the proper course for the Imperial Government to pursue before answering the American Government would be to ascertain the opinions of the Governments of Great Britain and France, to which nationalities the banking syndicate belongs. Accordingly the necessary steps to this end have been taken.”

  1. See footnote 74, p. 424.
  2. The original text of the memorandum is in Japanese; the excerpt in English was received by the Department from the American Embassy in Tokyo.