Position as disclosed in F.E.C.239  and 242  is most unsatisfactory. I understand you were absent from Washington when my telegram 1326  arrived. Please take up matter again personally with State Department emphasizing its importance to Australia and unsatisfactory nature of their reply. You should indicate that Australia may find it necessary to raise the matter in F.E.C. and/or Allied Council for Japan.
Assume you are in close touch with New Zealand and United Kingdom representatives.