The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 31—7:10 a.m.]
296. My 293, March 30, 4 p.m.84 Japanese Legation informs me that Japanese Ambassador to Manchukuo had replied to Japanese Legation’s report to him of my note of March 28 stating that matter has been referred to the appropriate authorities and that more specific reply must await report of investigation. In answer to this Legation’s inquiry as to action taken to prevent recurrence of bombing imperilling Americans and property at Taitowying Japanese Legation stated that all interested parties had been advised of my report of March 28. On March 23 Lockhart reported that Japanese Consul at Tientsin had stated that he had reported matter to appropriate military authorities.
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