761.94/1203: Telegram

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

307. During an informal conversation after lunch on May 1 at the Embassy, the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs30 stated to High Commissioner Sayre31 that there was no possibility whatsoever of an alliance or special political understanding between Japan and Soviet Russia. He said that the Japanese people are confirmed anti-Communists and would never tolerate any such arrangement between the Japanese and Soviet Governments.

  1. Masayuki Tani.
  2. Francis B. Sayre, High Commissioner in the Philippines, on a visit to Japan.