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COF STATE

Papers Relating to the
Foreign Relations

of the
United States

1931

(In Three Volumes)

Volume III

The Far East

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United States
Government Printing Office

Washington : 1946

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

PUBLICATION 2476

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office

Washington 25, D. C. Price $2.75 (Buckram)

LIST OF PAPERS

(Unless otherwise specified, the correspondence is from or to officials in the Department of State.)

THE FAR EASTERN CRISIS OCCUPATION OF MANCHURIA BY JAPAN, BEGINNING OF JAPANESE_MILITARY

AGGRESSION, AND EFFORTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER POWERS TO PRESERVE PEACE

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Aug. 20 From the Consul at Mukden to the Minister in China
(440) Account of Nakamura incident as given by Japanese Consul

General; his opinion that Japanese irritation with Chinese
tactics and Foreign Office policy was growing, and that some

unexpected conflict might develop into a major incident. Sept. 11 Memorandum by the Minister in China

Conversation with Adviser of the Executive Yuan of the
Chinese National Government whose information was that

Japan would occupy Manchuria within the next 3 months.
Sept. 12 From the Minister in China (tel.)
(578) Extract from Mukden's report, September 10, concerning

aspects of negotiations in Nakamura affair; Legation's views
of situation and opinion that, if reported attitude of Japanese
military be true, restraint of anti-Japanese feeling might be

difficult.
Sept. 12 From the Consul General at Nanking to the Minister in China
(L-93) Aide-mémoire from Chinese Ministry for Foreign Affairs

(text printed), setting forth instances of Japanese provocations
in Manchuria and of propaganda campaign. Information
that similar statements were supplied to the British Legation

in China and to the League of Nations.
Sept. 14 From the Minister in China (tel.)
(579) From Mukden, September 13: Information that there have

been no important developments in Nakamura affair but that
Mukden authorities appear convinced of Japanese determina-

tion to secure satisfaction.
Sept. 15 From the Consul General at Nanking to the Minister in China
(1-96) Unofficial information that Japanese military is assisting

Cantonese faction; reports in Shanghai press that Japan will
take forcible action in Manchuria if her interests there are

seriously threatened.
Sept. 16 From the Minister in China
(1181) Further information concerning Nakamura incident and

opinion that it but expresses Sino-Japanese animosity in Man-
churia; possibility that a toning down of Chinese demands
upon Japanese Government for anti-Chinese riots in Korea
may result; information that Chinese authorities are conduct-
ing a second and more thorough investigation of the affair.

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