811.71593/71: Telegram

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

620. Peiping’s despatch no. 24, June 3, 194131 refusal of postal authorities to accept parcel post packages containing furs for transmission to the United States.

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The Department desires that the Embassy, if it has not already done so, and unless it perceives objection, make appropriate representations to the Foreign Office as a matter of record in this case.32

Sent to Tokyo via Peiping. Repeated to Chungking, and Tientsin.

  1. Not printed.
  2. In telegram No. 1801, November 14, 6 p.m., Ambassador Grew reported that representations were made on October 3, and that the Japanese Foreign Office had replied on November 11, giving probable reasons for a refusal of the postal authorities to accept the fur shipments, i. e., freezing regulations in occupied China and Japanese military requirements (811.71593/74).