393.115/1152b: Telegram

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

598. Reference Department’s 500, August 14, 11 a.m. and your 1249, August 15, 10 a.m. [p.m.],24 interference with American rights and interests.

Having in mind the cases mentioned in the following telegrams which have been repeated or which Peiping is hereby requested to repeat to you (Shanghai’s August 30, 1 p.m., Peiping’s August 16, noon, Mukden’s 67, August 28, 7 p.m., Saigon’s 81, August 25, 2 p.m., Foochow’s September 7, 1 p.m., Foochow’s September 7, 2 p.m., Foochow’s September 3, 7 p.m., Chungking’s 368, August 28, 9 a.m., Amoy’s 41, August 21, 3 p.m., Dairen’s 50, September 11, 11 a.m.25) the Department desires that in your discretion you approach the Foreign Minister again on this matter; point out that there has been little improvement in the situation and that on the contrary many new cases of interference have occurred since your approach of August 15; and ask the Foreign Minister what steps the Japanese Government has taken or intends to take to remedy the situation under reference.26

Sent to Tokyo via Peiping. Repeated to Chungking and Shanghai.

  1. Latter not printed, but see Ambassador Grew’s memorandum of August 15, Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, Vol. i, p. 911.
  2. None printed.
  3. For further correspondence between Ambassador Grew and the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (Toyoda), see Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, Vol. i, pp. 913924.