394.1154 T 13/4: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan ( MacVeagh )
75. In compliance with request of Shipping Board please telegraph following to Joye Hirata, counsel for Shipping Board in suits filed in Yokohama courts: United States Shipping Board is an agency of the Government of the United States and not subject to suit in foreign courts. You are accordingly instructed to plead Board’s immunity in suits brought against it by Bank of Chosen and Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.