5 December 1941
Re your #867*.
From Councilor of Embassy Iguchi to the Chief of the Communication Section:
We have completed destruction of codes, but since the U. S.-Japanese negotiations are still continuing I request your approval of our desire to delay for a while yet the destruction of the one code machine.
JD-1: 7136 (M) Navy Trans. 12-6-41 (S-TT)
*(Dated 2 December) JD-1: 7017 (S.I.S. #25640): Directs Washington to destroy all copies of codes except one copy of certain ones, and also destroy one code machine.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 1 INTERCEPTED DIPLOMATIC MESSAGES SENT BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN JULY l AND DECEMBER 8, 1941)