The American Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (Matsuoka)

My Dear Mr. Minister: I venture to enclose with this letter a copy of my note number 1653 of today’s date74 relating to interference by Japanese authorities and by Japanese-controlled local regimes in China with American enterprise and trade there.

Having in mind Your Excellency’s recent assurances to me of your intention to clear away the many causes of just complaint on the part of my Government arising from acts and measures on the part of Japanese authorities against American rights and long-established interests in China, I earnestly hope that the situation set forth in my present note will receive Your Excellency’s personal attention and effective intercession.

With high regard, I am [etc.]

Joseph C. Grew
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