740.0011 European War 1989/14515: Telegram

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

1348. As it has been difficult to see the Foreign Minister lately I wrote him a letter today conveying the substance of Department’s [Page 410] 527, August 23, 10 [11] a.m. making clear through certain public statements by officers of the United States Government that there is no justification for the allegations and apprehensions entertained by the Japanese press that Japan is being encircled and that aid given Soviet Russia by the United States constitutes a threat to Japan as a part of that encirclement.