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The Spanish Embassy to the Department of State 87

No. 19
Ex. 115.000 G


The Spanish Embassy presents its compliments to the Department of State and with reference to its Memorandum No. J–5(Ex. 115.000 G) dated January 11, 1945, stating that “in view of the special nature of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, the Japanese Government is prepared to give special consideration to the repatriation of the Japanese subjects detained in that Center”.

The Spanish Embassy now wishes to inform the State Department that the Imperial Japanese Government has replied to the American news broadcast of January 23, 1945, that its Memorandum should not be interpreted as a formal proposal to the State Department, but [Page 420] solely as a promise to the internees at Tule Lake to the effect that should a new exchange take place, they would be given “special consideration”.

  1. The Department made acknowledgment of this memorandum on February 15.