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

No. 134–E

Sir: With reference to my telegram, Number 189, December 8th, 6 p.m.,90 reporting that the Japanese authorities stated that they would offer no objection to American army aircraft flying over or landing in Japanese territory, but imposing certain conditions; I have the honor to transmit herewith copies of a memorandum90 on the subject handed to me by the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs.

It is to be noted that the following three conditions are imposed:

The only landing place permitted on the flight from the Aleutian Islands to the Island of Hon-shu is one on the Island of Shumushu.
Certain details relating to fortified zones and naval stations shall be settled by agreement between the Japanese military authorities and an American officer detailed for that purpose.
In case of a similar request being made by the Japanese authorities, the United States shall permit Japanese military or naval aircraft to fly over or land in American territory.

I have [etc.]

Jefferson Caffery
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