893.102S/2399: Telegram

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

113. 1. In Embassy’s 114, January 25, 8 p.m.69 is given substance of instructions received by my British colleague70 in which he is directed to inquire if I am prepared to make parallel representations to the Japanese Government concerning attempted assassination of Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council71 by Chairman of Japanese Ratepayers Association.72

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2. The British Ambassador has an appointment with the Vice Minister73 for the foregoing purpose [Monday?] morning. I already have an appointment with the Foreign Minister74 on Monday morning to take up the Peiping marine gendarme incident of December 30.75 If the Department desires to instruct me to broach both cases at the same time, a telegram should be despatched from Washington direct to Tokyo not later than Saturday evening (today).

  1. Not printed.
  2. Sir Robert L. Craigie, British Ambassador in Japan.
  3. W. J. Keswick, British businessman.
  4. Y. Hayashi.
  5. Chuichi Ohashi.
  6. Yosuke Matsuoka.
  7. For Ambassador Grew’s memorandum and oral statement, January 27, 1941, see Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, vol. i, p. 707; see also ante, pp. 454483, passim.