The Chargé in Japan (Bell) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 29—1 p.m.]
378. My telegrams nos. 353 and 360, July 20 and July 23, respectively. I understand that the present arrangements are for the Japanese Government not to send troops to Kamchatka but to arm and drill, for the purpose of guarding the canning stations after the close of the fishing season, a certain number of Japanese fishermen at present living on the peninsula.
It is intended also to retain one or more [boats?] for patrol purposes in the Sea of Okhotsk.