740.0011 Pacific War/877
The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State
TOKYO, undated 
[Received December 10, 1941—2:35 a. m.]
The following note was received yesterday: "Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, December 8, 1941. Excellency, I have‑the honor to inform Your Excellency that there has arisen a state of war between Your Excellency's country and Japan beginning today. I avail, et cetera. Signed Shigenori Togo, Minister for Foreign Affaires."
 This telegram apparently was dispatched from Tokyo on December 9 through the Japanese Foreign Office after the Embassy had been placed incommunicado.