The Japanese Ambassador (Shidehara) to the Secretary of State
Dear Mr. Secretary: I have just received from Tokio a telegraphic communication bearing on the situation in Eastern Siberia. It being the desire of my Government to keep you informed of the general line of action which they propose to take on the Siberian situation, I venture to enclose herewith a Memorandum giving a paraphrase of the communication. The information which it contains is not intended for publication, and I shall feel much obliged if you will consider it as confidential.
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