HC Deb 21 January 1924 vol 169 cc552-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware of the massacres and disorders directed against trades unionists and certain foreign people which took place in Japan immediately following the earthquake; and if he has any information indicating that any British subjects suffered injury or loss through the action either of the Japanese police or the unofficial vigilance committees?


It appears that some massacres did take place in and around Tokyo in consequence of panic, caused by rumours that Koreans and Japanese Communists were planning to cause trouble in the capital. No British subjects were injured, but there was a certain amount of looting among foreign houses in Yokohama.