26 November 1941 (1745 EST)
To Kumaicho Yamamoto** from Kurusu:
Wakasugi speaking, said:
"This is Wakasugi speaking at Kurusu's request. Kurusu and Nomura have at this very moment gone to meet Hull with whom they had an appointment at 4:45."
Yamamoto: "Would they then meet the President?"
Wakasugi: "They would (arrange?) (to) meet the President after seeing Hull, but they had not yet taken steps to see the President. Hull has been conversing with the Chinese for three days past and had seen the Chinese today also. The future of the present talks would be decided during the course of today's conversations."
Yamamoto: "Call me by telephone again upon completion of today's meeting."
Wakasugi: "Have you anything you want me to tell Kurusu?"
Yamamoto: (Reply unintelligible to intercepter and according to him unintelligible to Wakasugi as well.)
After above few unintelligible sentences Wakasugi concluded with a promise to phone later.
(Note: A call has been placed for 2100 EST this evening).
JD-1: 6842 (M) Navy Trans. 26 Nov. '41 (12-TT)
*See JD-1: 6841 (S.I.S. #25344).
**Head of American Division of Japanese Foreign Office.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 1 INTERCEPTED DIPLOMATIC MESSAGES SENT BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN JULY l AND DECEMBER 8, 1941)