The Chargé in Japan ( Caffery ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 7, 1924.]
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.]