2 July 1941 From: Tokyo
To: Berlin
Circular #1390
"At the conference held in the presence of the Emperor on July 2nd The Principal Points in the Imperial Policy for Coping with the Changing Situation" were decided." See doc.
3 July 1941 From: Vladivostok
To: Tokyo
"Since the beginning of the German-Soviet war the naval authorities here have tightened up on watch and are engaged in naval preparations by enforcing various exercises to meet any eventuality." See doc.
14 July 1941. From: Canton
To: Tokyo
"The recent general mobilization order expressed the irrevocable resolution of Japan to put an end to Anglo-American assistance in thwarting her natural expansion and her indomitable intention to carry this out, if possible, with the backing of the Axis but, if necessary, alone." See doc.
19 July 1941 From: Tokyo.
To: Berlin.
"The Cabinet shake up was necessary to expedite matters in connection with National affairs and has no further significance." See doc.
21 July 1941 From: Washington.
To: Tokyo.
"According to information received from various sources in various areas, he continued, there are definite indications that Japan is planning to take some steps very shortly which would upset the peaceful status of certain areas." See doc.
23 July 1941 From: Tokyo.
To: Washington.
"As was pointed out in my message #368**, our occupation of French Indo-China was unavoidable. This step had been decided upon by the Cabinet even before I assumed office." See doc.
23 July 1941 From: Washington.
To: Tokyo.
"I explained to him that our southern occupation was absolutely essential from the standpoint of national security and economic safety." See doc.
July 24, 1941 From: Tokyo
To: Washington
"However according to information received by us lately, especially according to newspaper reports, there is the possibility of the United State freezing Japanese funds or of instituting a general embargo on petroleum, thus strongly stimulating public opinion in Japan." See doc.
25 July 1941 From: Manila
To: Tokyo
"The United States is making a concentrated effort to strengthen Philippine defenses." See doc.
July 26, 1941 From: Tokyo
To: Net
Circular #1616
"Depending upon how Japanese relations with England and the United States turn out, we may have to consider divesting England and the United States of all their interests in China." See doc.
27 July 1941 From: Tokyo
To: Washington
Circular #1622
"In retaliation for the steps taken by the British and United States by which our assets were frozen, the rules restricting foreign business transactions in Japan which are included in the rules governing foreign exchange, shall be put into effect on the 28th by order of the Finance Ministry." See doc.
July 30, 1941 From: Washington
To: Tokyo
"During my first conversation with Roosevelt after I took office the President, referring to the Panay incident, said that at the time he cooperated with the Secretary of State and succeeded in restraining popular opinion but that in case such a thing happened a second time, it would probably be quite impossible to again calm the storm." See doc.
July 31, 1941
From: Tokyo
To: Washington
(Message to
Berlin #708)
"From time to time you have been sending us your various opinions about what we ought to do to help Germany who desires our assistance now that she is at war with Russia. After a conference with the military, at the risk of a certain amount of repetition which may cause you some ennui, I am wiring you the Imperial Government's policy and views." See doc.