The Japanese Ambassador (Hanihara) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I am instructed by Count Yamamoto, His Majesty’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to convey to the American Red Cross most sincere thanks of the Japanese Government for the initial gift [Page 475] of one hundred thousand dollars and for its continued endeavors in raising the relief funds throughout the entire country of the United States, as well as for every other possible aid that it is rendering to the relief and rehabilitation work of afflicted Japan. These prompt, generous and effective measures of assistance taken by the American Red Cross are very deeply appreciated by the whole nation of Japan.

I have the honor to request you to be so good as to cause the above expression of gratitude of my Government to be transmitted to the American Red Cross.

Accept [etc.]

M. Hanihara