793.94/11752: Telegram

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

664. Our 616, December 11, 3 p.m.,43 march of Japanese troops through the International Settlement at Shanghai.

The Foreign Office after acknowledging receipt of our note of December 11, 1937, states as follows (translation):

“With regard thereto, the Foreign Office has the honor to reply that the Japanese Government has, of course, no intention which will impair the administration or the authority of the Municipal Council, and to make the assurance that in the maintenance of peace and order in the International Settlement it is the constant policy of the Japanese Government to cooperate with the International Settlement authorities”.

Repeated to Shanghai.

  1. Not printed; it reported “Action taken” as instructed in Department’s telegram No. 337, December 10, 6 p.m., p. 785.