693.002/1136: Telegram

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

1698. Embassy’s 1528, September 29, 11 a.m.,63 Chinese Maritime Customs. A reply to our representations has been received from the Foreign Office in note No. 122 of October 24. The general position of the Japanese Government as communicated in the Embassy’s 1422, September 8, 4 p.m. is overstated [restated?]. Although no direct reference is made to the demand for the appointment of a Commissioner of Customs at Shanghai (specifically mentioned in our representations), the note states that the Japanese Government supports the contentions of the Japanese authorities in Shanghai. Full translation of note appears in the immediately following telegram.64

Sent to the Department via Shanghai. Shanghai please repeat to Chungking and Peiping.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Telegram No. 1699, October 28, 7 p.m., not printed.