Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation With the Japanese Ambassador (Debuchi)

During his call the Ambassador referred to the so-called “consultative pact” question, as it related to certain movements in China, and to the attitude of the United States Government and of the President himself regarding this movement. The Ambassador stated that he understood President Roosevelt had made certain commitments in this connection to Dr. Soong. I replied that I had no knowledge of anything to this effect or of this nature.

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