894.48B/4a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Woods)

105. Please convey to the Minister of Foreign Affairs an expression of the heart-felt sympathy of this Government in the appalling [Page 466] catastrophe which has befallen the Japanese people and assure him that this country is anxious to do whatever lies in its power to alleviate the grief and suffering in Japan.

Please also convey to the Minister an expression of my personal and profound sympathy.

  1. Repeated Sept. 5, 9:45 a.m.