800.014 Antarctic/555: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Bowers)

205. Personal from the Under Secretary. Please thank Bianchi12 for his friendly courtesy in informing you of the memorandum by which the Japanese Government reserves its rights in the Antarctic. You may mention to him entirely informally that I believe it might be advisable from the viewpoint of the joint interests of all the American republics to mention in acknowledgment to the Japanese Chargé, if Bianchi has not made acknowledgment and expects to do so, that acknowledgment of the Japanese memorandum is not to be construed as any recognition of Japanese claimed rights in the Antarctic. [Welles.]

  1. Manuel Bianchi, Chilean Minister for Foreign Affairs.