611b.9417/226: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Hong Kong (Donovan)

Your February 6, 9 a.m. The position taken by you in response to the request of Mr. Shotaro Kakisaki is quite correct. You may wish to inform him, however, that the present problem is being discussed with the Japanese Embassy here, and that the Japanese Government will be informed of any means by which this Government can cooperate in securing the desired information for the Japanese exporters.