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Wednesday, 17 September 1919

With reference to the subject of our conversation of the 12th ultimo, His Britannic Majesty's Government accedes with pleasure to the request of the Japanese Government for an assurance that they will support Japan's claims in regard to the disposal of Germany's rights in Shantung and Possessions in the islands north of the equator on the occasion of the Peace Conference, it being understood that the Japanese Government will, in the eventual Peace settlement, treat in the same spirit Great Britain's claims to the German Possessions south of the equator.

I avail myself of this opportunity, M.le Minister to renew to your Excellency the assurance of my highest consideration.

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