The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 11.]
Sir: In view of the recent discussion at Geneva regarding the rumors to the effect that Japan is constructing naval bases in the South Seas Islands held under mandate of the League of Nations, the Department undoubtedly will be interested in the enclosed copy of a memorandum submitted by Vice Consul Hayward G. Hill, of Yokohama, covering a conversation with an American resident of Yokohama who had just returned from a trip through the Islands. Mr. Hill indicates, in his memorandum, the degree of importance which can be placed on these observations.
- Nippon Yusen Kaisha (Japan Mail S.S. Co.).↩