Oral Statement by the American Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (Matsuoka)83

The statement marked “oral” which was handed to the American Ambassador on December 17, 1940, by His Excellency the Minister for Foreign Affairs, was referred to the American Government.

The American Government has now informed the Ambassador that it regrets that this statement cannot be considered as responsive to the representations made by the United States Government to the Government of Japan.

  1. Handed, on January 7, 1941, to the acting chief of the American Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Office by the first secretary of the American Embassy in Japan (Crocker).