From: Tokyo (Togo)
November 28, 1941
J 19 (Priority)
Re your #232 [a],
To be handled in government code.
Anticipating the possibility of ordinary telegraphic communication being severed when we are about to face the worst of situations, these broadcasts are intended to serve as a means of informing the diplomats in the country concerned of that situation without the use of the usual telegraphic channels. Do not destroy the codes without regard to the actual situation in your locality, but retain them as long as the situation there permits and until the final stage is entered into.
Army 25859 Trans. 12/7/41 (S)
[a] Not available
[b] S.I.S #25432 in which Tokyo sends a circular giving hidden-meaning words which will be broadcast in the event that code communication is
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 1 INTERCEPTED DIPLOMATIC MESSAGES SENT BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN JULY l AND DECEMBER 8, 1941)