The Japanese Appointed Ambassador (Shidehara) to the Secretary of State12


The Japanese Ambassador, under instructions from his Government, has the honor to make the following communication to the Government of the United States:

The Japanese Government, placing supreme importance upon the promotion of friendly relations between Japan and the United States, and having carefully examined in that spirit the situation created by the question of the so-called “picture brides”, have decided to adopt measures for the prohibition of such brides from proceeding to the Continental United States.

  1. Covering memorandum of same date not printed.