Memorandum by the Secretary of State13

The Japanese Ambassador called to pay his respects and to say that they were very sorry that they had not yet been able to ratify the Kellogg Pact but that they hoped to do so in a few weeks. I told him that I knew of his difficulties for I had talked it over with Baron Tanaka, the Prime Minister, in Tokyo, on my way to Washington, but I hoped that they would do so as quickly as possible as I was anxious to notify Mr. Kellogg that the entire treaty was in operation.

  1. Henry L. Stimson replaced Frank B. Kellogg as Secretary of State on March 28, 1929.