793.94/835: Telegram

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

Peking reports by telegram dated June 9 that the agitation in China is increasing, and that the French Ambassador at Tokyo has telegraphed that the Japanese Government is much worried about the Chinese boycott fearing popular uprising in Japan due [Page 700]to the rice shortage and will therefore urge the Chinese Government to take severe repressive measures. Department desires your personal views concerning situation as described by French Ambassador.