861a.01/229: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Warren) to the Secretary of State

63. Three telegrams too long for repetition from Thomas at Chita state that Chita command was desirous of avoiding conflict with Japanese, that after news of conflict in which thirty casualties were suffered, feeling against Japanese ran high but trend of speeches by [Page 850]military and political leaders urged that the crisis could not now be met with hostilities. Protest handed to Japanese Government on April 4th insisting Japanese command had covered retreat of Kappel army and had attacked Chita forces without provocation. Text by mail.