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

307. My 297, June 15, 3 p.m. In a further note dated yesterday Minister for Foreign Affairs states that in view of the progress made in the work of clearing the sea and of the clear demarcation of the zone of fighting the commander in chief of the Japanese squadron at Nikolaevsk has decided to make free the navigation of ships in the waters of the [Bay of] de Kastri and the sea north of Dzhaore [Page 516]promontory after June 20th save that strict control will continue to be exercised over arms, ammunition, and other articles of which there is a fear of their being put to the use of the Partisans.

All consuls informed.