811.5294/413: Telegram

The Chargé in Japan (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

188. Department’s telegram no. 255, November 23rd. Since publication of Supreme Court decision, agitation in Japanese press concerning Pacific Coast land question, while not violent, has been increasing and a number of Japanese associations interested in emigration have been publicly urging the Foreign Office that, “Owing to the now prevalent sympathy for Japan among American people, moment is opportune for suggesting to the American Government [Page 464] the appointment of a joint high commission to investigate whole matter.”

However, no comments have been made at Foreign Office to me on the question.