From: Tokyo (Toyoda)
To: Singapore and Batavia
September 6, 1941
Cir. #1947 (Strictly Secret)
After you have made an immediate investigation on the following matters, please make a report, sending it to us in an appropriate manner.
1. Please inform me as to the various types of fishing entered into by Japanese from the point of view of their use in fishing of gasoline-powered vessels ("gasoline-powered vessels" is a military term for vessels known as "sea arks" which have a considerable cruising ability).
2. In regard to these fishing concerns who operates these so-called "sea arks":
(a) List the number of vessels for each concern separately.
(b) Give the tonnage of each vessel.
(c) The speed of each vessel.
(d) Whether or not they have wireless equipment.
(e) Give the present position of each ship.
(f) Should we require the use of these fishing vessels, please advise us as to the method by which we could transmit instructions for each vessel. (This is particularly important.)
(g) The time of day we should wire these orders. (This is particularly important.)
(h) Please ascertain the length of time-required subsequent to receipt of orders to move from their present position to the southern part of French Indo-China.
ARMY 22009 Trans. 9/10/41 (6)
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)