894.5151/138: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan ( Dooman )

177. Reference your 287, June 21, 2 p.m.29 When next you approach the Japanese authorities in regard to the blocked funds of the American President Lines, the Department desires that you say, as under instructions, that it is unsatisfactory for the American Government to be under the necessity of making repeated approaches in regard to the transfer of the continuously accruing yen revenues of the American President Lines; that Japanese steamship lines operating to this country are free to remit accumulated balances from this country and we expect reciprocal treatment for American steamship lines; and that the American Government expects that the Japanese authorities will establish some effective system for the regular transfer of the funds in question.

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