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740.0011 Pacific War/877

 

The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State

 

[Telegram]

 

TOKYO, undated [97]

[Received December 10, 1941—2:35 a. m.]

The following note was received yesterday: "Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, December 8, 1941. Excellency, I have‑the honor to inform Your Excellency that there has arisen a state of war between Your Excellency's country and Japan beginning today. I avail, et cetera. Signed Shigenori Togo, Minister for Foreign Affaires."

 

GREW

 

[97] This telegram apparently was dispatched from Tokyo on December 9 through the Japanese Foreign Office after the Embassy had been placed incom­municado.

 

(PEACE AND WAR, UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY 1931-1941,  UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE  WASHINGTON: 1943)