Memorandum by the Secretary of State

The Japanese Ambassador came to say that he was glad to be able to tell me that the Government had sent to the Emperor yesterday, I believe, the Kellogg Pact for ratification. The Emperor would submit it at once to the Privy Council and the Privy Council was expected to finish its deliberations on the subject sometime between June twentieth and twenty-fifth, and he thus thought that this matter was on a fair way to its immediate completion and was very glad to inform me of the fact. I expressed my pleasure at hearing this and told him that I would notify Mr. Kellogg. He told me that he was on the point of notifying Mr. Kellogg himself.