Message to Emperor Hirohito on Japanese Officers and Midshipmen Visiting in Washington, D.C.
[Released October 12, 1929. Dated October 11, 1929]
I CAN NOT too deeply express my appreciation of Your Majesty's kind message and do assure you it was a pleasure to me and my fellow officials to meet the officers of the Japanese training squadron. Permit me to express my congratulations on the splendid showing made by the Japanese midshipmen when reviewed by me.
[His Imperial Majesty Hirohito, The Emperor of Japan, Tokyo, Japan]
Herbert Hoover, Message to Emperor Hirohito on Japanese Officers and Midshipmen Visiting in Washington, D.C. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207488