711.94115 Exchange/332: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland (Harrison) to the Secretary of State

2641. American Interests—Japan. F[oreign] O[ffice] note April 21 states complete text Department’s 1072, March 30, delivered April 18 Japanese F.O. (Legation’s 2321, April 1468). In transmitting foregoing Swiss Minister, Tokyo, added that although Japanese F.O. official he spoke to knew for several days general outline American proposal he preferred make no statement with regard to it.

Legation inquired informally of F.O. official Bern regarding Gorgé’s delay in transmitting contents Department’s 1072 after delivering it verbally Japanese F.O. F.O. official states message slightly garbled transmission. So Gorgé verbally outlined its contents and sent written confirmation following rectification garbling.

  1. Not printed; it reported that contents of telegram 1072 had been delivered verbally to the Japanese Foreign Office on April 6 (711.94115 Exchange/315).