Memorandum by the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)

Full representations were made by me to the Minister for Foreign Affairs this morning in which I emphasized the discriminatory character of the importation of kerosene to China from Japan duty free and placed on the market, as well as the damaging effect upon the Customs Administration. I pointed out that this was another flagrant act of discrimination inconsistent with the repeated assurances of the Japanese Government and stated that my Government expects the Japanese Government to take appropriate and prompt steps to assure the carrying out of those assurances. The Minister said that he would promptly take the matter up with the proper authorities.

J[oseph] C. G[rew]