The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

No. 3606

Sir: I have the honor to enclose, for the information of the Department, a copy of confidential despatch No. 145 of June 3, 1935, from the Consulate at Tsinan.70 It will be observed from that despatch that the Japanese Consul General at Tsinan, Mr. Nishida, is pressing for the dismissal of the Tsinan Mayor on somewhat flimsy grounds, and that Mr. Nishida apparently is acting as a spearhead for Japanese pressure now being brought against Chairman Han Fu-ch’ü of Shantung.

Respectfully yours,

For the Minister:
F. P. Lockhart

Counselor of Legation
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