The Japanese Ambassador (Debuchi) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor, under instructions from my Government, to transmit herewith to you the Declaration of the Imperial Government made on June 27 of this year, concerning the phraseology “in the names of their respective peoples”, appearing in Article 1 of the Treaty for the Renunciation of War, signed at Paris on August 27, 1928. The Declaration was made for the purpose of dispelling any doubt in relation to the Constitution of Japan, elucidating, as it does, the construction placed by the Japanese Government on the phraseology in question.[Page 255]
I am further instructed to request you to be so good as to send a copy of this note and of the Declaration above mentioned to each of the other High Contracting Parties concerned.