893.51 Salt Funds/193

The American Embassy in Japan to the Japanese Ministry for Foreign Affairs


Reference is made to the American Embassy’s aide-mémoire of March 19, 1938, relating to certain phases of the functioning of the Chinese Salt Administration in the areas occupied by Japanese forces in China, pointing out the substantial American interest in the Chinese Salt Administration and making full reservation in regard to American rights and interests therein.

In this relation the American Government would welcome assurances from the Japanese Government that it is prepared to accord full respect to American interests in the China salt revenues.