862i.01/275: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State

135. Department’s 76, September 5, 5 p.m. The statement under reference appeared in all Tokyo newspapers on September 2nd and may be translated as follows:

“The South Sea Islands are administered as a part of Japan’s territory. Thus Japan is free to develop them, and need not be restrained by objections from other countries.”

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