The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 13—9:12 a.m.]
1229. Department’s 489, August 9, 3 p.m. The Counselor14 during his call this morning on the Director of the American Bureau read to the latter pertinent portions of Dairen’s 16, August 12, 2 p.m., to Tokyo15 and lodged a strong protest, bringing out in this connection the considerations presented in the Department’s telegram under reference. Mr. Terasaki telephoned the appropriate official in the Kwantung Government in Tokyo and in the Counselor’s presence requested that telegraphic instructions be sent to the Kwantung police authorities to cease immediately the practices complained of.
2. Dairen is requested to keep us informed.
Sent to the Department. Repeated to Dairen.