711.008 North Pacific/35: Telegram

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

96. Embassy’s 94, March 23, 7 p.m. According to Domei report released last night, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry stated at a meeting yesterday of the House Budget Committee in reply to interpellation on “Japanese fishing in the Alaska District” that “Japanese fishing outside territorial waters is permissible, although this matter is to be seriously considered because of international relations between Japan and the United States.”

I have not been able to obtain Japanese text of the foregoing nor text referred to in telegram under reference.