195.7 Jean Nicolet/5–2645: Telegram

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

2920. Am[erican] Interests—Japan. Department’s 4184, December 12.10 Swiss note May 25 gives in translation following Japanese reply telegraphed May 24 by Swiss Legation, Tokyo:

“Serious investigations made by competent authorities were unable disclose any act corresponding similar accident. Japanese Government takes occasion reaffirm that all Japanese warships, boats and vessels strictly observe laws of war.”