895.63 Or 4/15

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

No. 40

Sir: There is enclosed a copy of a memorandum of a conversation15 on July 21, 1932, between Mr. Bull of the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company (operating in Korea) and officers of the Department in regard to alleged unlawful action of the Japanese authorities by way of indirectly levying a tax on the operations of the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company. As a result of that conversation, the Department understands that a representative of the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company will call on you in the near future to explain the difficulty which his company has encountered. The Department desires that the Embassy give appropriate attention to the facts and the legal considerations involved in this case, and that if satisfied that action by the Japanese authorities infringes or impairs the rights of the Company, the Embassy either make appropriate representations to the appropriate authorities or advise the Department with regard to the course of action which the Embassy deems advisable.

Please submit a full report on the matter.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
James Grafton Rogers
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