The Netherland Legation to the Department of State10

The Netherlands Government would highly appreciate it if the American Government could inform the Japanese Government that realization of such Japanese ideas as expressed by General Koiso in his press statement11 would be viewed by the American Government as infringing the statics quo in the Pacific which in view of the official [Page 62] American declarations would be objectionable to the United States Government.

The Netherlands Government considers this the only way to keep this matter in the best possible course for the Western nations.

  1. Handed to the Adviser on Political Relations by the Netherland Minister on August 4.
  2. See telegram No. 657, August 3, from the Ambassador in Japan, p. 60.