The Japanese Ambassador (Shidehara) to the Secretary of State

Sir: In proceeding this day to the signature of the Convention between Japan and the United States with respect to the islands, under Japan’s Mandate, situated in the Pacific Ocean and lying north of the Equator, I have the honor to assure you, under authorization of my Government, that the usual comity will be extended to nationals and vessels of the United States in visiting the harbors and waters of those islands.

Accept [etc.]

K. Shidehara.