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

268. Embassy’s 263, August 13, 7 p.m., paragraph 3. The French Ambassador who was summoned last evening to an interview with the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs4 (see our 264, August 13, 11 p.m., paragraph 4) did not take that opportunity to support the representations of the five Ambassadors in Nanking because he felt such action to be superfluous in the face of the Vice Minister’s statement.5

Repeated to Nanking.

  1. K. Horinouchi.
  2. The German Embassy also did not participate in any collective démarche.