740.00115A PW/3–2645: Telegram

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

1787. American Interests—Japan. Legation’s airmail 9246, September 15,59 telegram 945, February 10.60 Swiss report that according [Page 409]telegram from Swiss Legation Tokyo its delegate observed increasing food inadequacy at Urawa during most recent visit. Swiss Legation now plans effect collective relief shipments to camps but it is progressively difficult, except for camp number 211,61 to send relief except in financial form to internees in country where everything is lacking. Gorgé considers that as already suggested (Legation’s 1226, February 2462) only solution is another urgent shipment of food from United States. Swiss Legation already made repeated representations Japanese Foreign Office obtain improvement food.

Harrison
  1. Not printed.
  2. Ante, p. 321.
  3. Marginal notation: “Futatabi”.
  4. Not printed; it cited a report from the Swiss Minister in Japan (Gorgé) of a general shortage of foodstuffs and medicines in Japan and Japanese-occupied territories (711.94114 Supplies 2–2445). Telegram 1936, April 3, 5 p.m., from Bern, reported further information from Mr. Gorgé concerning the general scarcity of food in Japan (740.00115A PW/4–345).