393.115 Andersen Meyer and Co./12: Telegram

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

87. Department’s 35, February 11, 3 p.m.

This case was taken up today with the Foreign Office which promised to give the case as favorable consideration as possible “when the Japanese Consul General at Shanghai refers it to Tokyo” which he apparently has not done.
The Foreign Office stated that the question of transporting foreigners up the Yangtze is gradually improving and cited in this connection passes granted in respect of seven applications made through American Consulate General, Shanghai, to proceed on transport Unyo Maru which left Shanghai for Hankow on February 8 along with passes granted to two other Americans who filed applications through the British Consul General.