The Chief of the Division of Russian Affairs, Department of State (Poole) to the Secretary of State

Mr. Secretary: In connection with the announcement made by the Japanese Government that it has decided to withdraw all Japanese troops from the Maritime Province of Siberia by the end of October, 1922—

M.I.D. has received a cablegram from the Military Attaché at Tokyo reporting that the Japanese War Department informs him that the Siberian mainland will be evacuated by winter, leaving the garrison in Sakhalin Island only.

This presumably means that the mainland portion of Sakhalin Province, which embraces Nikolaievsk and the mouth of the Amur, will be evacuated along with the Maritime Province.


D. C. Poole