893.102S/2405: Telegram

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

121. Department’s 55, January 25, 3 p.m., which we have repeated to Shanghai. Wounding of presiding officer of Shanghai Municipal Council.

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In an interview today with the Minister for Foreign Affairs I made informal comment on the incident as authorized by the Department. The Minister said that he was angry and ashamed at the incident, that the Japanese Consul General in Shanghai76 ought never to have allowed the position of the representative of the Japanese Rate Payers to be held by such an irresponsible and [sic] individual who is believed to control houses of prostitution in Shanghai, and that drastic action under Japanese law will be taken against the assailant.

Sent to the Department via Shanghai.

  1. T. Horiuchi.