500.A15a3/716: Telegram

The Chairman of the American Delegation (Stimson) to the Acting Secretary of State


91. The informal conversations with the Japanese were resumed by a conversation between Senator Reed and Ambassador Matsudaira47 after a luncheon at the Japanese Embassy on Tuesday. A possible scheme of compromise on figures was worked out by the two of them together but as yet this delegation and as far as we know the Japanese delegation have not accepted these figures. Thus any possible figures which might appear in Tokyo either in press leaks or otherwise lack any official approval and are completely unofficial. When any definite progress has been made you will be informed.

Please repeat to Tokyo.47a

  1. Japanese Ambassador in Great Britain and member of the Japanese delegation.
  2. Transmitted to the Embassy in Japan as Department’s telegram No. 38, February 27, 10 a.m.