Dr. Stephen S. Wise and Professor Horace M. Kallen, appearing as representatives of the American Jewish Congress, called upon Japanese Ambassador Saito in Washington to protest against anti-Semitic agitation in Manchukuo, it was learned here yesterday.
Their visit was the outgrowth of reports of anxiety prevalent among the Jews in the Far Eastern State which Japan has carved out of Northern China. This state of apprehension was recently heightened by a statement issued by a Manchukuo official vindicating the White Russian murderers of Simon Kaspe, son of a wealthy Harbin Jew.
Dr. Wise and Dr. Kallen directed the Ambassador’s attention to promises made in Shanghai and Tokio by the Japanese Minister to China and the Japanese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, respectively, that the Nipponese government would not tolerate persecution of the Jews in its dominions.
The spokesmen asked Mr. Saito to communicate to Tokio a respectful request that the Japanese government use its good offices with the Manchukuo government so that the fears of the Jews of the Far East may be allayed.
The envoy expressed himself in complete accord with the assurances made by the Minister to