The Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador (Matsudaira)

Excellency: Referring to the Department’s note of March 27, 1925, in regard to the establishment of reciprocity between the United States and Japan with respect to the exemption from taxation of income derived from the operation of merchant vessels, I have the honor to inform you that I have received from the Secretary of the Treasury a letter dated April 21, 1925,10 from which the following is quoted: [Page 457]

“This Department is now informed that the Japanese law No. 6 was promulgated under date of July 18, 1924, and not July 17 of the same year as stated inadvertently by the Japanese Embassy in its note of September 13, 1924. Accordingly, I have to advise that my letter of March 17th10a has been amended to conform to this change, and the effective date of the Japanese law shall be considered as July 18, 1924.”

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Leland Harrison
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