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The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

179. Legation’s 69, January 14, 1 p.m. Acting Consul General Morishima called at 3 p.m. today and informed me that Sakakihara, chief offender in the assault on Chamberlain, was sentenced to 3 months’ imprisonment which is now being served in the Army prison at Kokura, Japan, and that the two soldiers were given a severe reprimand. The trial was held on January 20th. This notification was delayed because of Morishima’s illness.

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